Depression is NOT a weakness. It is a mental illness.
Most depression is CURABLE but 2 out of 3 people who suffer do not get help.
You are not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression.
Depression is more common among women.
Scientist believe having a short allele of the gene 5-HTT can increase a person's risk of depression.
People who live with someone depressed are 80% more likely to become depressed.
Famous depressed people: Actress Marilyn Monroe, Poet Edgar Allen Poe, President Abraham Lincoln, Great Britain's Prime Minister during WWII Winston Churchill, Scientist Sir Isaac Newton, Musician Beethoven, Writer Tolstoy and Astronaut Buzzy Aldrin.
There are over 32,000 suicide deaths each year in the United States.
It is estimated that by 2020, depression will be the world's second leading health issue.*