Medline NLM definition for depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
Depression: information from Patient UK website.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
Web site gives details of news, publications, links, support for carers. Advice and information on coping with depression and symptoms of depression.
Depression support services
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SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Mental health helplines
If you want to talk to someone right away, this page has a list of organisations you can call for immediate help. Whether you're concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines can offer expert advice.