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Did You Know?
Every year, approximately 1 out of 5 American adults will experience at least one major depressive episode. 
The vast majority of those treated for depression will show an improvement. 
Because with the right support, you can feel better and live well!  

Things Nobody Told Me About Depression

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What Can Depression Feel and Look Like?


Depression can change or distort the way you see yourself, your life, and those around you. Often characterized by intensity and duration (of at least two weeks),

some common signs and symptoms of depression may include:

Depression: The Secret We All Share

TedxTalk by Andrew Solomon

5 Common MYTHS About Depression

Myth #1.  Depression affects everyone the same way, and all people are overwhelmingly sad.

Myth #2.  Being positive will help you "snap out of it," or make your depression go away.

Myth #3.  Talking about it will only make it worse.

Myth #4.  Getting help is a huge, lifelong commitment.

Myth #5.  Depression only affects women, and/or "real men" don't get depressed.




"High-Functioning" Depression

For many people living with depression, their daily realities resemble the lives of spies. Trying to keep their depression under the radar, many feel as if they are living a double-life. Some even hide their “true identities” from those closest to them.

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Why We Need To Talk About Depression

TedxTalk by Kevin Breel

You can feel better and #livewell

What to do if you are experiencing depression

The vast majority of those treated for depression show an improvement in their symptoms -- usually within four to six weeks -- of beginning support groups, medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of these (and/or other) approaches.

Join a LiveWell Support group today!   Click here for our current schedule.


And/or use the links below to find a behavioral health professional in your area:

American Psychological Association Locator

Help Pro Therapist Locator

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741


The LiveWell Foundation does not provide emergency services.