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Digital Shareables on Depression

Use these resources to raise awareness about depression.

Shareable Resources on Depression

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how someone feels, thinks, and handles daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. For more information on depression, visit the health topic page or view the available brochures.

Help raise awareness about depression by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

Share these graphics and social media messages

Download and share these messages to help spread the word about depression. You can copy and paste the text and graphic into a tweet, email, or post. We encourage you to use the hashtag #shareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

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Let's Talk About Depression

Help raise awareness about depression, which is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S., by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. Share science. Share hope.  #shareNIMH

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Depression: What You Need to Know

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Everyone feels sad or low, but these feelings usually pass. Depression is different and has severe symptoms that affect how people feel, think, and act. Learn the signs and symptoms of depression, how it is diagnosed, treatments, and ways to get help.  #shareNIMH

Silhouettes of colorful heads with the message “Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. Know the signs and symptoms.”

Depression is Common But Treatable

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Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience only a few symptoms while others may experience many. Learn more about the signs and symptoms:  #shareNIMH

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Depression is Different

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Learn more about depression by visiting  #shareNIMH

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Depression is not a Sign of Weakness

Well-meaning friends or family members may try to tell someone with depression to “snap out of it,” or “just be positive.” But depression is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw. Most people with depression need treatment to get better. Start by visiting . #shareNIMH

Silhouettes of diverse women with four things you should know about depression in women: Depression is a medical condition, depression is more than feeling sad, certain types of depression are unique to women, you can get help for depression. Points to

Women and Depression

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Depression is a serious mood disorder with unique impacts on women. Here's 4 things to know about depression in women:  #shareNIMH

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Depression and Older Adults

Depression may sometimes be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in some older adults because sadness may not be their main symptom. Depression has many symptoms, including physical ones. Know the signs:  #shareNIMH

Presents information about how to recognize the symptoms of depression and how to get help.

Teen Depression

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Being a teenager can be tough, but it shouldn’t feel hopeless. Check your symptoms, and find out what you can do if you think you might have depression.  #shareNIMH

Silhouettes of diverse women, mothers, and pregnant people with the message “Perinatal depression is a serious mood disorder that can occur during pregnancy and after childbirth. Know the signs and symptoms.”

Perinatal Depression

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Perinatal depression can cause feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and fatigue that may make it difficult to carry out daily tasks. Spouses, partners, family members, and friends may be the first to recognize symptoms.  #shareNIMH

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Is it just the 'winter blues' or seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? This infographic may help guide you on when to seek professional help.  #shareNIMH

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Chronic Disease and Depression

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Depression is common among people who have a chronic disease such as cancer or diabetes. Fortunately, depression is treatable even if you have another medical illness or condition. Learn more about chronic disease and depression:  #shareNIMH

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Mental Health Matters

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Your mental health matters. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Good mental health helps you cope with stress and can improve your quality of life. Get tips and resources from NIMH to help take care of your mental health.  #shareNIMH

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My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

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Do you need help with your mental health? If you don't know where to start, this infographic may help guide you.  #shareNIMH

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What is Telemental Health?

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Research suggests that telemental health services can be effective for many people, including, but not limited to those with ADHD, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Learn about factors to consider when using telemental health. . #shareNIMH

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Help for Mental Illnesses

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If you or someone you know has a mental illness, is struggling emotionally, or has concerns about their mental health, use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member: . #shareNIMH

Use videos to educate others

Click “Copy link” to copy the video URL and post these videos on social media, or embed  them on your website.