By Addie Whitehead

What is depression?

Depression is defined as 'feelings of severe despondency or dejection' in other words severe feelings of sadness.


10 ways to prevent depression

1. Stay healthy

2. Don't take on to many things at once

3. Do exercise regularly

4. Try to have a positive attitude

5. Don't blame yourself

6. Volunteer places

7. Avoid drugs and alcohol

8. manage your stress

9. Try joining a support group

10. Build up your self-esteem

Types of depression

Depression can be resolved

depression facts

~ Around 20 million people in the US struggle with depression

~ 1 out of 4 adults have an episode of depression before the age 24

~ Women are 2 times as likely to suffer from depression than men

Get help

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24 hours a day; 7 days a week