Depression is a serious mental health condition that can affect your life in a variety of ways. In simple terms, it is often described as being persistently sad for weeks or months at a time. However, it is much more complex than this; research conducted by the Mental Health Foundation (2001) found that more than one in ten university students suffer from clinical depression.
Depression affects different people in different ways, and has a huge variety of symptoms. At its most severe it can make you feel suicidal, and at its mildest it will consistently make you feel low. Depression can be difficult to manage alone. If you think you are suffering from depression, seek help and support from your GP.