Feeling low and depression

We all feel sad, low or depressed sometimes. These feelings usually pass in time.

If feeling low starts to interfere with your life and does not go away after a couple of weeks, or if these feelings come back on a regular basis, it could be a sign that you are depressed in the medical sense of the term.

Mild depression can make you feel low or sad; it should not stop you from doing everyday activities.

Severe depression (clinical depression) can be life-threatening. It can make you feel that life is not worth living.

There are also some specific forms of depression:

There are a number of local services and support groups available in Wandsworth if you have depression.

NHS guidance