Debunking 8 Common Myths about Depression

There are far too many misconceptions about mental health. These misconceptions make it even harder for people to live with their depression and other mental disorders. Here are some of those common myths about depression, along with the facts.

1. Depressed people need to just snap out of it


The truth is that people can’t just stop being depressed. It is an illness. Depression can’t be snapped out of and can only be treated with the help of a trained mental health professional. Being able to recognise the signs of depression in yourself and others can help to get help early on and prevent some of the more long term issues associated with this illness.