Depression can happen to anyone.
One in 20 Australians are affected by depression each year.
Depression is a common medical condition. It can cause a low mood that doesn’t go away and makes us feel very sad or withdrawn. It interferes with the way we go about our everyday lives and can make it hard to cope.
Some people describe it as being in a really dark place that’s difficult to come back from. Others describe it as a numb feeling.
It’s important to get help to manage depression. There are lots of ways to treat it, and you can feel better.
While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.« Back to Glossary Index