WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
Depression is one of the most common of all mental health problems. One in five people experience depression at some stage in their lives. While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time and often without understanding the cause of the depressive experience.
People with depression find it hard to function and may be reluctant to participate in activities they once enjoyed.
Depression may also be related to other difficulties such as addictions, relationship problems, social problems, etc. There are many effective ways of addressing depression. It is possible to find the support and guidance you need to live a more satisfying life.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, it is important to seek help immediately. Phone your doctor, mental health practitioner or local hospital, or phone Lifeline on 13 11 14.