|When you suffer from depression, it's like it's always raining.|
Sian has known too many people who have suffered.
If you're suffering from clinical depression, there is hope, and help does exist. If you know someone who suffers, don't assume it's just a phase or that telling someone just to cheer up will help. A sufferer from depression needs compassion and understanding. It can be terribly, appallingly exhausting supporting someone who suffers from depression, but if you have a loved one who suffers in this way, know that help is there for you too.
Below is U Can Cope, a film that was released by the Mental Health Foundation on World Suicide Prevention Day this year. And here's the Mental Health Foundation's resource guide to depression, which includes a number of useful starting points.
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