Every year during the month of October, various organizations, mental health advocates, and healthcare professionals often host events, share information, and engage in activities aimed at reducing the stigma surrounding depression. Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. By spreading awareness, people can gain a better understanding of its impact and how to support those who may be experiencing it.
Are you or someone you know struggling with depression? It’s essential to reach out to a healthcare provider or mental health professional for help and support.