Depression is more than just a temporary change in mood and it is NOT a sign of weakness. Depression is a real medical condition that many people around the world suffer from and comes with many emotional, physical, behavioural and cognitive symptoms. Many people who suffer from depression are afraid to speak up and seek help while others end up shrugging off the symptoms and suffer in silence. Depression is neither inevitable nor is it a character flaw. People suffering with depression often get these ideas and feel an immense amount of guilt.