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What should I know about depression (extreme sadness or feeling nothing at all)?

Some people call depression ‘heaviness of heart’ or ‘loss of spirit or soul’.

It is natural for a person to feel depressed when she experiences a loss or death. But she may have a mental health problem if the signs below last for a long time.

Signs:
Serious depression can lead to suicide (killing oneself). Almost everyone has thoughts of suicide once in a while. But if these thoughts come more and more often or get very strong, a woman needs help right away.