I haven't read the NUF guideline and I am hoping this thread won't be closed. I don't face depression. Not the chronic or clinical depression that I know other people do face. I am depressed though. It took me a really long time to decide that I face depression. I am hit with waves of sadness, self-hatred, and self-deprecation. However, I know what I deal with is not even close to what chronic depression feels like. I hesitated to give that name because it felt like I was taking the severity of what some other people face every day. For many years, I belittled my feelings. Say to myself, you are over exaggerating. That's not a good thing. Most movies and social media display my type of depression as emo or something. That my feeling was not to be taken seriously because I am young or I haven't faced the world yet. I am not an expert on anything but I think that is an unhealthy approach to it. Once, I have started to acknowledge what I faced, which was a whole load of stress and self-negativity ultimately spiraling into depression, I was able to take steps to make myself feel better. I hate poster board positivity quote. Those are not what I used. I just took time to sleep more. I think overall I increase my sleep from 4-5 hours regularly to 6-7 hours. I take an hour on the weekends to walk at the beach to clear my head. I try and share how I feel to the people around me. Small things I do makes a big difference in how I feel every day. It does not make me suddenly happy but it like taking a few pound off my shoulder. I am still facing problems. I wanted to share with you guys. I know some people will be like, dude why are you sharing on here? but I don't really care what you say. I feel like there is not a proper understanding or culture about depression considering that 350 million people in the world face it. Not sure which depression, that statistic is referring to.