WHO Releases Video Explaining Depression

For the October 2013 World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organization released a video created in collaboration with writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone. The video visualizes depression as a big black dog and goes through the trials overcoming it. You can view the video on Youtube here:

From the video description:

“At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.”

Further information and news about World Mental Health Day can be found here: http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/

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