Depression can hit any of us, even the most happiest person you know! Depression means much more than being unhappy, teary and fed up for a few days. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Depression can change someone's world upside down and it is such a shame that many people won't even know you have it. It's something most people can hide with a smile.

Depression Symptoms.
There are many symptoms of depression. You can get mild depression or severe depression. These are just some of the symptoms and signs of depression -
- Feeling sad.
- Feeling hopeless and useless.
- Having no energy.
- No interest in doing things that you used to enjoy before.
- Thoughts of harming yourself/suicide thoughts.
- Feeling worthless, like you life isn't worth living anymore.
- Very tearful, breaking down.
- Finding it hard to sleep but feeling tired.
there are more.

If anyone even thinks that they are depressed then please go to the doctors. There are to ways of treating depression, taking anti-depressants or counselling. You need someone to listen to how you feel and there are people out there who will listen to you and help you.

The last thing someone with depression wants to hear is 'You will be fine' , 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger', 'Get over yourself', 'Don't be silly' or just someone else talking about themselves or how they feel (comparing).

Depression is nothing to be embarrassed about. Depression is a serious illness that needs treating before you get worse. Even if you think you have very mild depression, go to the doctors to get yourself treated before it gets worse. If you don't feel confident enough to go to the doctors then there are numbers to phone.

This post was written in memory of the amazing actor Robin Williams who will be truly missed!
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  1. It's all too easy to ask someone with depression "Why?" or to offer trite solutions which can make things worse, even though well-meaning. The best any of us can do is to be sympathetic and offer support, and not write it off as a trivial matter (it's anything but) or as someone's fault or weakness. Depression can affect anyone, as we have been reminded this week.

    1. Exactly. I hated that I didn't have the support when I was suffering that terrible 'illness' it was horrible. My partner didn't know how to deal with it, so we argued more than anything- even finished quite a few times. Also have two young children which put more stress on top, but now we are better than ever. I am still not 100% but I am there! xx

  2. I had horrendous post natal depression when my son was 7 months old. I had to have six months of counseling to get my self to a place where I could cope with life again. Depression can happen to anyone and everyone and yet we don't speak about it, and most find it hard to really understand how low we can really get.

    RIP Robin Williams


    1. That is very true Emma. It's a horrible place to be isn't it. I don't even feel right to go into much detail about what happened with me, not even my partner knows, only my Dad and one very close friend. X

  3. What a wonderful and useful post. One in four of us will need this information at some point in our lives.

  4. Great post. We could all do with someone to talk to at times but you are totally right that people shouldn't try to hide it. Help is out there, they just need to ask for it.
    I was so shocked to hear about Robin Williams and even more shocked to find out he suffered from depression. He seemed like such a happy and upbeat person, it just goes to show how easy it is to hide our true feelings. RIP Robin.

  5. Amen to that. Thanks for sharing this. Very heartfelt. People just dont recognise that depression is an illness like anything else and just because you can see it doesnt mean it is any less real. So sad about Robin Williams :-(

  6. You are right, it's nothing to be ashamed of. I am a sufferer and have been told many times to 'be thankful for what I have'. Believe me, I am, but the depression doesn't understand that, sadly. Great post.

  7. A useful post, and great to raise awareness. Depression really is nothing to be ashamed of, and it affects many people (including me). It can sometimes be difficult for people with depression to reach out for help, because of the stigma. Therefore, possibly the best thing for people to do is to reach out to those experiencing depression, and without judgement or offering advice. Just let them know you are there, and that they are cared about. x #brilliantblogposts

  8. Mental health issues are on the raise and is a subject we (as a society) need to be more open about. The more we talk, the more we can help.

    Robin Williams was a true comedy genius and will be greatly missed.

  9. Such an important post raising awareness. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

  10. It's no often that a celebrity death affects me. Heck, the first and last one to affect me was the tragic passing of Jade Goody. It's so heartbreakingly sad that nobody, not one person saw through Robins mask of humor to see his pain. So sad. Thanks for sharing this awareness post hun with MMWBH xx


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