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Understanding depression

Everyone’s life is affected by depression in some way. The more we know about it, the more we can speak up to help fight stigma and raise awareness. Learn the facts about depression so we can end the silence and begin the healing.

Everyone’s life is affected by depression in some way. The more we know about it, the more we can speak up to help fight stigma and raise awareness. Learn the facts about depression so we can end the silence and begin the healing.

  • Depression facts

    Depression is a real, common, and treatable mental health condition.

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  • Who does depression affect?

    Depression can affect anyone, but some groups have unique needs, issues, and experiences.

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  • Depression and anxiety disorders

    Depression and anxiety are different, but they’re both common, and often occur together.

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  • Related conditions

    People experiencing depression are often dealing with other issues, too.

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  • Busting myths about mental health

    Kaiser Permanente commissioned a national poll to help raise awareness and reduce stigma.

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Hope and inspiration

Encouraging words and authentic stories can make all the difference.

  • Living with schizoaffective disorder

    Anthony talks with his mom, Judy, about his journey with schizoaffective disorder. Hear how he’s managing his symptoms.

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  • A lifelong struggle

    What does it feel like to have cyclical depression? Hear Francine share her ongoing struggle with her good friend Richard.

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  • Making an impact

    Listen to Bertha speak to her friend Marisol about her mother’s death, and see how it influenced her to help others who struggle with depression.

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