Things you need to know about depression
Depression – more than just feeling sad
People often say ‘I’m depressed!’ when they’re feeling a little bit down or sad. They might say things like ‘I’m so depressed the Socceroos are out of the World Cup!’ Or ‘I’m so depressed I don’t fit this dress anymore!’ But being depressed is not just a feeling of mild sadness that goes away fairly soon. In reality, it is much more pervasive and debilitating.
Feeling unsafe right now?
The most distressing and dangerous parts of depression are thoughts of self harm and suicide. If this is how you feel, you need to first keep yourself safe.