There’s no simple answer as to why people become depressed. It’s often a combination of things and it varies from person to person. We do know that some people are more likely to become depressed than others. Depression can also be triggered by a difficult situation in your life, or it can build up over many years. Sometimes there’s no obvious reason.
Being aware of the risk factors in your life will help you identify what might be causing your depression and help you find the right way through it. Here are some of the risk factors we know about: