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Depression lasts for at least two weeks. It affects an individual’s behaviour and has physical, emotional and cognitive effects. It also interferes with the ability to work and have satisfying personal relationships.
I just need you there so that the loneliness and the sadness and the despair doesn’t drown me. I just need some help treading water for a little longer. But I can’t tell you this. I can’t tell you because I am scared to admit it to myself yet.
Depression can sometimes also be one characteristic of other mental illnesses, including: