While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

Personal stories

Featured below are people sharing their experience of depression and advice for others. These are real stories by real people about the recovery journey and a reminder that there is support available. If you want more information or prefer to talk it through, you can contact Beyond Blue's Support Service.


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