Research has advanced the treatment of depression a great deal in recent years and treatment can be tailored to your particular diagnosis and situation.
With help from a mental health professional, and support from family and friends, problems with depression are treatable, and recovery is possible.
You can think of recovery as part of a personal journey to feel a degree of control over your life, and to have meaningful relationships with people you trust – whether they are family members, friends, or people at school or work.
Recovery also means different things to each person. For some, recovery means that symptoms do not persist, while for others, recovery means learning to live a full life despite any ongoing symptoms.