There’s a lot of misinformation about depression, and also a tendency to avoid discussing it. Many people simply don’t know the basic facts: its causes, symptoms, treatments, etc. It’s important for everyone to understand that depression really is an illness, just like cancer and heart disease. People experiencing depression aren’t just in a funk by their own choosing. This isn’t something anyone should have to justify with a reason. On top of that, when people do seek treatment, it’s difficult to find the right one. In fact, the highest-rating medication came in at number 23, behind treatments like therapy, peer support groups, exercise, and fulfilling work.
Read the entire article here: Why It’s So Hard to Climb Out of the Darkness of Depression