Our psychological health expert, Dr Mark Winwood, describes depression as "a constant feeling of sadness, and is very different from temporarily feeling low." It is extremely common, but talking about depression has been challenging and taboo, especially for men.
In recent years, mental health charities and main stream media have joined forces with health professionals to get people talking about mental health.
Here you can read about Tanya, Emma and Lea's stories. Depression can make people feel isolated and misunderstood, but you are not alone. There are effective treatments if you're willing to ask for help.