Community health centre

A Checkpoint is a health centre for gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The Checkpoints Vaud and Zürich also counsel transgender people and their partners.

Depression

We all experience a feeling of depression at some point. But intense or lengthy overburdening demands, pressure, fear and stress can lead to a metabolic imbalance in the brain. This is what is called depression.

Depression can bring a person to the end of his or her tether and can generate symptoms such as suicidal tendencies.

Symptoms of depression can be:

  • Listlessness, loss of motivation, loss of energy
  • Feelings of emptiness
  • Sleep disorders
  • Fear of failure

Depression is psychologically treatable, in severe cases interim medication is recommended:

Services for psychological health

There are several links on this subject; we have chosen one as a recommendation:

www.depression.ch