What is depression?
Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life.
In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal or simply give up the will to live.
It feels like I’m stuck under a huge grey-black cloud. It’s dark and isolating, smothering me at every opportunity.
MIND explains depression, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.