NAMI on Depression (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

(From National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI], Updated March, 2015) Depression is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding, treatment and a good recovery plan. With early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan consisting of medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle choices, many people get better. But left untreated, depression can be devastating, both for the people who have it and for their families