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WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO REACH OUT TO THOSE WITH DEPRESSION?


Despite the misgivings among us, depression continues to be the leading cause of disability in the world. 

Per WHO stats, nearly 350 million instances are recorded about depression each year across the globe. 


Affected ones present with a variety of symptoms such as low mood, loss of interest in things you do, changes in appetite, feeling worthless or excessively guilty, sleeping too much or too little, poor concentration, restlessness, loss of energy, recurrent thoughts of suicide. 

Left unchecked, it can spiral out of control and potentially lead to depression.

Physical, psychological, and social events can influence development of this condition. Chronic illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease do play its part as well. 

It’s often easy to miss signs, but once diagnosed it can be easily treated.

Those who suffer from depression often feel guilty or ashamed to reach out for help as they are bound by their emotions and they end up showing resilience in the face of their illness, while also coping with the ignorance of others. 


Studies suggest it could take as many as 10 years for a person with depression ask for help. 

Open conversations about depression help remove the stigma about it. In fact, asking someone about suicidal thoughts could potentially reduce his/her suicide risks.






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