After listening patiently to MC’s concerns, you ask her if she knows about depression. You explain that it is an illness that affects many people, and that can be managed in a number of ways. You explain that she has described a number of the symptoms and that she seems to be exposed to several risk factors. You ask her if she would like to consider some treatment options in order to help manage some of the symptoms.
MC expresses that she would appreciate some help in regaining some functioning in her life.