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Depression Information

Depression Information

by Kevin Caruso

  • Depression is a very serious mental disorder.
  • Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.
  • Depression is, by far, the most common mental illness.
  • Ten percent of men will develop depression at least once in their lives.
  • Twenty-five percent of women will develop depression at least once in their lives.
  • An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from depression.
  • About 15 percent of the population will suffer from depression at least once in their lifetime.
  • Less that half of all Americans believe that depression is a health problem.
  • Many people erroneously believe that people can "snap out" of depression.
  • Many people erroneously believe that people with depression are weak.
  • Many people are extremely ignorant about depression.
  • Many of these ignorant people stigmatize people with depression.
  • Because of the social stigma associated with depression, many people who have depression do not get help.
  • Depression is highly treatable.
  • The vast majority of people with depression who receive treatment get better.
  • Many treatment options exist for depression.

If you think that you may have depression, please make appointments with a doctor and a therapist so you may be assessed.

And please do so immediately.

Untreated depression can lead to suicide.

So please take action now.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Thank you.

I love you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso

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