Do you get depressed or sad on your birthday? Are you crying when you think you should be out celebrating? Did you expect to feel great, but instead you just want to curl up in bed until the birthday's over?
If you're suffering birthday depression, you're not alone. But you don't have to plaster a smile on your face and pretend everything's okay. Please stick around – here you'll find stories, resources and tips about birthday depression, which is far more common than you'd think.
'Birthday depression' is the term people most often use but it could just as easily be 'birthday sadness'. If you think you may be clinically depressed, or you're having suicidal thoughts, please reach out and ask for help. Some useful phone numbers are available in the Get help now tab.