It's not a joke.

Depression- intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness

  • over 17.5 million people have depression
  • 9.2 million have major or clinical depression
  • Depression appears twice as often in woman
  • more than 1 million teens are depressed each year
  • 1 out of 8 teens are depressed

Depression can lead to suicide.

  • in 2007, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death
  • untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide
  • per every eleven suicide attempts, one suicide occurs
  • four times as many males as females die from suicide attempts
  • Firearms, suffocation, and poison are the most common methods of suicide