Here, you will find a Depression Chat Room, depression forums, and a depression social network.It is the hope of that these important forms of peer support, along with whatever medical attention you may be receiving will help bring you up out of the cloud of depression so that you can begin to enjoy life again.

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You merely need to recognize that depression is an illness not a weakness and must be treated as such.

, understand that the illness of depression can make you feel vulnerable, physically ill and all alone.

"Each year about 15 million adult Americans suffer from clinical depression." Furthermore, "...specialists predict that by 2020, depression would become the 2nd most common health problem throughout the world." Depression is a life-altering illness that affects not only those with it, but those who love the sufferer.

Even more unfortunate, is that depression is a highly treatable illness, but studies also show that, "About 80% of the people suffering from depression now are not receiving any kind of medical treatment." Medical treatment includes the use of medications to balance out whatever chemicals in your brain are making you depressed, but also includes therapy, self help groups and depression support groups.

Although praises you on finding us, knowing that there are days when dealing with clinical depression often makes it difficult to face the day, never mind find the strength to turn the computer on and search for help.

You are commended for seeking a support network, and most welcome to join this online depression support community.

In the mid-1980s, a company called Play Net began tinkering with the combination of real-time chat and online games.

Users could play chess or backgammon against an opponent and talk trash at the same time.

Play Net eventually licensed its software to a company called Quantum Link, or Q-Link, which launched a chat room service called People Connection.

Q-Link changed its name to America Online (AOL), which still uses the People Connection name for its chat and community services.

is sensitive to the needs of the most common mental illness around the planet; depression.