We received a comment on one one of our videos titled: My husband is depressed and I’m sick of it….and it was should we say….very disturbing. Check out the screenshot of the comment.
That 5th sentence in Phil’s comment stopped me dead in my tracks and compelled me to get my husband and we immediately recorded this video in response. If you, like Phil, find yourself struggling with depression at times or even all of the time. Please know that there is another way out of the pain and misery you are feeling. You must stay the course and live your life through to see it! Check out our video below and some of the depression facts that many of us need to know……depression is real.
Don’t give up! You can get through this. Your pain isn’t permanent! Put a comma at the end of this and not a period….cause you’ve always got way more to live for. #WeArePhil #KeepTheFaith
Depression has a way of tricking even the happiest of people into thinking that life isn’t worth experiencing. Their energy is evaporated, what once was pleasurable is now less-than appealing and the physical symptoms are completely taxing.
Sounds pretty terrible, right?
The reality is that depression is very common.
Below are 11 statistics that show depression has a greater impact than you might think.
The number of people globally who are affected by some form of depression.
The percentage of adolescents who have a depressive disorder by the age of 18.
The percentage by which women are more likely than men to experience depression in their lifetime.
The percentage of women from a 2013 postpartum depression study who had the disorder four to six weeks after giving birth.
The number of college students who reported feeling depressed, which disrupted their ability to function in school.
The estimated annual cost of depression in the U.S. due to lost productivity and health care.
The number of ambulatory care visits from a 2010 CDC report where a major depressive disorder was the primary diagnosis.
The percentage of Americans with major depression who don’t seek treatment for the mental illness.
The estimated number of American adults age 65 and older who have a diagnosable depressive disorder.
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The number of weeks psychotherapy treatments for depression usually lasts (though it varies depending on the condition). In order for antidepressants to take full effect, experts recommend giving the medication four to six weeks.