Depression is a peculiar experience. While some people experience it as a sudden, unmistakable thing, more often it creeps in gradually, sucking the joy out of life. It damages our ability to maintain perspective — which is one reason it sometimes seems so overwhelming that it is hard to imagine life without it.
This video from the World Health Organization offers a useful perspective. Watch it if you or someone you care about experiences depression. And pay attention to the advice it offers on how to move beyond depression. If you have questions, email me.