Depression is the common cold of our mental and emotional life, and we will all experience occasional bouts of it from time to time. Certainly everyone feels 'down' or 'blue' sometimes, and it's important to understand that just feeling a bit miserable for a day or two is not the same as suffering from depression. Depressive symptoms are evident in our thinking, mood, and behaviour and can significantly impact on our ability to concentrate. Read more…
If you have been experiencing depressive symptoms for a prolonged period of time and they are affecting your ability to study, your social life, and your relationships then we encourage you to seek help. Student Services provides free confidential counselling for currently enrolled students. GPs are also available at the USQ Student Services Health Service on the Toowoomba Campus.