Major depressive disorder, also known simply as depression, is a common mental disorder, it is characterised by at least two weeks of low mood that is present across most situations. It is often accompanied by low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, low energy, and pain without a clear cause.
People may also occasionally have false beliefs or see or hear things that others cannot, it’s very important that you get help and talking about this with others that understand helps, so come along to our peer support groups or join this online community, its ok not to be ok. Some people have periods of depression separated by years in which they are normal while others nearly always have symptoms present.
Major depressive disorder can negatively affect a person’s personal, work, or school life, as well as sleeping, eating habits, and general health. Between 2–7% of adults with major depression die by suicide, and up to 60% of people who die by suicide had depression or another mood disorder your not alone.