In this video, I try to get an outside perspective on what people most want to understand about depression by answering some depression faqs.
To do this, I asked my partner who has no experience with any kind of mental illness what she wanted to know more about:
- How do you KNOW you have depression?
- How do you manage your daily life while you have depression?
- Once you have depression, will you always have it?
I answer these questions as best as I can by talking about how my depression feels emotionally and physically as well as the most common signs and symptoms. I give some of my top tips for managing depression and what works best for me. Finally, I give my opinion on whether you can completely cure yourself from the illness once you’ve been diagnosed with clinical depression.