This is a new site and I’ll be adding a lot of content over the next week. Depression is never fun, either for the person suffering it, or for family members. So many people suffer in silence, because it’s considered a ‘taboo’ subject. But it’s actually no different from having a broken leg. It’s an effect on your overall health, in other words and nothing shameful. The stress of not being able to talk about it openly can make it worse. Typical reactions might be:
What have you got to be depressed about? Just get over it!
…or like this:
I can’t tell anyone. I’m too ashamed. What’s wrong with me? I just feel down all the time and it never goes away.
If you suffer from depression, or your family member does, I hope that you will find information of use to you here. Welcome to the site.