Depression is a mental health disorder that causes a state of low mood that affects your everyday life and lasts for a long time. Depression affects people in different ways and symptoms can range from low mood to feeling suicidal.
...the same as feeling ‘sad’ or ‘down’. It’s not a sign of weakness that you can ‘snap out of’ by ‘pulling yourself together’. Depression is a medical condition that cannot be simply cured with positive thoughts or a change in attitude.