What is Depression Like?
Depression is a condition that many don’t understand and that many hide. These videos and articles are powerful presentations of what it is like to be one of the 3.1 million adolescents and 6.7 million American adults who have experienced major depressive disorder.
Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that -- to save his own life -- he needed to say four simple words.
“What is depression like? It’s like drowning, except everyone around you is breathing.” This slideshow from PsyCom describes depression in ways you might not have heard.
“I thought everyone Googled suicide methods from time to time. They don’t.” This article by Allyson Byers details her descent into depression and what it took for her to come back to herself.
“I begged you to go away, but you would not leave.” A spoken word poem about one woman’s experience with depression.