Depression: An Unnecessary Stigma

September 8, 2014 8:14 PM

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Depression: An Unnecessary Stigma

Depression is an ailment that affects the body just like any other illness. The difference with depression is that it primarily impacts an individual's mind, emotions, outlook and attitude. Manifestations of depression are similar to those that might be created by other bodily ailments, however, attitudes about depression are usually associated with an individual being weak or lacking an ability to cope instead of being a legitimate medical issue that requires treatment.

After learning about Robin Williams' death, I happened to do a cursory review of my Facebook timeline. It was at this moment I became alarmed and disturbed by a judgmental question made about the reason for his death. This question basically asked, "How could anyone give up on life, since we're all ...

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