The feelings of sadness and disappointment, for most, are normal every day reactions to the struggles of modern day life. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but depression is much more than this.
People who have suffered from depression describe it as having a feeling of impending doom or living in a black hole. Some depressed people do not have feelings of sadness at all, instead feelings of aggression and anger.
Depression can take over your day to day life, the feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness can be intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief. Sometimes depression creeps up and we don’t always know that we have it!