9 Myths about Depression ...


Despite the fact that more and more awareness is being created about depression, many common myths still prevail. Kristin, our wonderful guest contributor clarifies some of these myths in her post and we can't thank her enough!

May is National Mental Health Month in the U.S. Depression is the common name to describe a range of mood disorders. There are many stereotypes and downright lies about depression and the people who suffer from it. Here are a few common myths about depression.

1. You Are the Only One Who Feels This Way

Sometimes you feel like nobody understands what you're going through. But depression is actually one of the most common mental illnesses in America. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 20 million Americans over the age of 18 have mood disorders. Thatโ€™s 9.5 percent of the population!

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