Depression is more than feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. It is a common mental disorder that causes people to experience depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy and poor concentration.
There are several types of depression such as mild or major, bi-polar disorder, post-natal depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
When to seek help immediately
If you start to feel like your life isn't worth living or you want to harm yourself, get help straight away.
Either see your GP or call NHS 111. You can also call Samaritans on 116 123 for 24-hour confidential, non-judgemental emotional support.
Selfcare and more information
What support is available?
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