Shante' Lovely

Depression is a serious thing and statistics show it affects more people that we may realize. In fact, 10% of adults in the United States have a history with depression at some point or another. What’s worse is that the same studies show there is typically not enough done to treat depression even when it is identified in patients. This has to change and change starts with all of us.

So what exactly is depression?

Depression is a mental disorder, a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects everything a person does – emotional swings, deep bouts of guilt and anxiety and a low sense of self-worth. It affects everything from work and school life to home life and relationships. In many cases, it can end in suicide.

People with depression have an empty feeling, even during times of triumph and happiness. There’s a feeling of hopelessness, guilt and deep…

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