‘Depression’, which is often diagnosed as 'major depressive disorder', refers to feelings of sadness or a low mood that last longer than two weeks, and start to get in the way of your everyday life. Keep in mind that depression is a condition that can only be properly diagnosed by a health professional.
Sometimes it can be hard to know what to do to support someone. You may feel stressed or scared you'll say the wrong thing.
Remember your main role in YourCrew is to listen, acknowledge and communicate support. That can mean calling a professional service such as Kids Helpline or, in an emergency, calling 000They can also guide you on what to do.
If you are under 18 years, you can also reach out to an adult or your Crew to help you support someone.