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Depression is one of the most common mood disorders and is something that society tends to misinterpret. Depression is a mental illness that isn’t easy to deal with in fact depression is energy consuming and leaves the depressed individual very emotionally and physically exhausted. Here are a few things that only depressed people understand to remind you that you’re not alone.
Is it depression or laziness? We also made a video on the signs you’re depressed, not lazy: https://youtu.be/q8HRGiUeZwc
This is your friendly reminder that this video is for informative purposes only. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional mental health advice. Please seek help from a qualified mental health professional if you are struggling.
Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Rida Batool
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Tris Canimo
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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World Health Organization (2020). Fact Sheet on Depression. Retrieved 11 March 2021 from www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/depression#:~:text=Depression%20is%20a%20common%20mental,affected%20by%20depression%20than%20men.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (2017). Understanding Anxiety and Depression. Retrieved 11 March 2021 from
National Alliance Against Mental Illness (2018). Mental Health by The Numbers. Retrieved from www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers