and how it affects you

About 14.8 million Americans are affected by depressive disorders. People everywhere around you are suffering from depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability throughout the world. Approximately $70 billion are payed in medical bills for treatment. It is the cause of over 2/3 of suicides each year.

Harmful Effects to your Body

Harmful: brain damage, worsens illnesses, weakens your heart

Emotional: ongoing feelings of sadness, feeling helpless or hopeless, fatigued

How to help

- set goals

- form healthy habits

- exercise

- get enough sleep

- try to have fun/enjoy your day

- support yourself and people around you