PEOPLE are being encouraged to seek help if they are worried that they or someone they know may be suffering from depression.
The South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust is supporting the annual Depression Awareness Week that is running from April 20-26.
Chair of the Trust Joyce Catterick said: “Around one in 10 of us experience depression in any year, but it is a problem that is often overlooked and misunderstood.
“People can feel down for a short time, but sometimes low moods can last longer and can be hard to shake off.
“We want people to realise there is nothing shameful about experiencing depression and that help is available.”
If you are worried about your mental health visit your GP or for more information on the Depression Awareness Week visit www.depressionalliance.org, the website of the Depression Alliance, the UK’s leading depression charity.