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Depression can come from a variety of sources and it's helpful for all of us to understand it a little better.  Because, even though we might not suffer with depression, there's a strong possibility that someone close to us will suffer from it. The following is from the World Health Organization:

"Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year olds.

"Yet, depression can be prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is, and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help."

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