Young son made the tragic decision to take his own life.
George Osborne, look away now: a new book claims it is seriously bad for our health, and that cutbacks have already had a devastating effect across Europe and North America.
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Guess what? Today is Blue Monday - the most depressing day of the year. But don't worry, it's false, according to HITC Life's resident Maths PhD. (Bet you didn't think we had one of those, did you.)
People who are chronically a little depressed - gloomy, grumpy, low energy - have 'dysthymic disorder', a condition with its own risks of job and family problems, as well as episodes of major depression.
As a psychotherapist I cannot pretend that there is a simple set of instructions that guarantees happiness.
Health.com recently published a top 10 of professions with the highest rate of depression– one chart most artists wouldn't want to be on.