What is depression?

Depression is a mental illness that makes a person feel sad or unable to enjoy anything for weeks at a time.

They can also have other symptoms, such as having no energy, being irritable, or having problems with sleep. In severe cases, someone might even think about suicide.

Depression can stop people being able to do their job, study, or look after themselves and their family.

It can be a short-term illness, or it can come and go throughout a person’s life.
With the right treatment, someone with depression can recover and live a full, satisfying life.

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