Depression Article

excellent article on depression by Amy Turk, yr 1 Journo

Amy Lauren Turk

“Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy up for a few days”

Most people will go through phases in their life when they aren’t feeling the best about things. For example, money, relationships, education and more, maybe they wish they were living someone else’s life. The majority of people will label this as ‘being depressed’ when really, that is the wrong definition.

Depression is a serious illness with real symptoms. It isn’t when you feel down for a couple of days and then everything is fine again, if you are suffering from depression you can feel persistently sad for weeks or even months. It’s a long term illness and it comes and goes over a long period of time. Depression is not a sign of weakness, neither is it something you can ‘snap out of’ by ‘pulling yourself together’ it is hard for people to understand people suffering from depression…

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