The health site explained: “Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They’re wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can “snap out of” by ‘pulling yourself together’.
“The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.”
How to tell if you are depressed
The symptoms of depression can be complex and the causes wide-ranging, but there are some common symptoms people experience.
As a general rule, if you’re depressed, you feel sad, hopeless and lose interest in things you used to enjoy, explains the NHS.