2 days ago (7th April) was World Health Day and
WHO's theme for this year was Depression. Depression (major depressive
disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively
affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.
is more than just feeling "down". It caused feelings of intense sadness
--including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless-- last for many
days to weeks and keep you from functioning normally. Depression is not
simply a temporary change in mood or a sign of weakness.
Depression is not a JOKE. It isn’t fun to have, nor is it funny.
If you’re living with it, or supporting someone through it, day-to-day life can be very tough indeed. A constant battle against the darkness. Depression is an everyday battle, and more people need to be aware about it.
I’ve lived it. I've felt it. And I stand by those who are living it too.