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Depression is often brushed off as low mood and can often be frowned upon by peers telling your to “pull yourself together” or “snap out of it”. However, depression is a genuine health condition that affects 1 in 4 people throughout their life.

Depression can be triggered at any time but can also be managed and kept ‘at bay’ using several different methods from medications, talking therapies and self control.

Symptoms may vary depending on different factors – individuals, social situations and even weather change. Some of these symptoms are listed below;

  • Avoiding social situations
  • Not wanting to get out of bed
  • Eating more or less than normal
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Thoughts of self harm
  • Feeling more tired than normal
  • Feeling irritable and short tempered

The link below can be used to encourage us to seek further help.

Overview – Depression in adults – NHS (

*this website does not diagnose patients – it is there as a guide only*