What is Depression?
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to 10% of adults struggle with the disease. However, because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than high cholesterol. In this video, Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
This is a great video to watch to see what depression is and how you can help someone who is depressed. This is also a great video for adults who might want to know more about the condition or who want to start a conversation with a young person about
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