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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 into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. 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.

Presents information about how to recognize the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and what to do to get help. Points to nimh.nih.gov/SAD.

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. https://go.usa.gov/xeqyS #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. https://go.usa.gov/xFWnV #shareNIMH

Joyful person with raised arms at the beach with the message “Your mental health matters.”

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. https://go.usa.gov/xH5QU #shareNIMH

Illustration of a diverse group of people. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/depression.

Chronic Illness and Mental Health

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Depression is common among people with chronic illnesses such as heart disease. Fortunately, depression is treatable even when you have another medical illness or condition. Learn more about chronic illness and mental health: https://go.usa.gov/xsMrY #shareNIMH

Depression: What You Need to Know. The image directs to the page www.nimh.nih.gov/findhelp. Call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org.

Depression: What You Need to Know

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Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Depression is different. Learn the different types of depression, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and how to find help. https://go.usa.gov/xsd3h #shareNIMH

Person talking with health care provider on his computer with the message “Learn what to consider when looking for a provider.”

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. https://go.usa.gov/xHbtM. #shareNIMH

My Mental Health Infographic

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. https://go.usa.gov/xGfxz #shareNIMH

Sad person holding head in hand. Points to nimh.nih.gov/shareNIMH.

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. https://go.usa.gov/xv8md #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: https://go.usa.gov/xds5Z #shareNIMH

Sad person holding head with hand with message “Sadness is a normal reaction to a loss or setback but it usually passes with a little time. Depression is different.

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 https://go.usa.gov/xds5Z #shareNIMH

Sad person lying in bed with head on pillow.

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 https://go.usa.gov/xds5Z. #shareNIMH

Silhouettes of diverse women with five things you should know about depression in women: Depression is a real medical condition, depression can hurt literally, certain types of depression are unique to women, depression can be treated, researchers are focused on women’s mental health. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/women.

Women and Depression

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Certain types of depression are unique to women. Here's 5 things you should know about depression in women: https://go.usa.gov/xds5N #shareNIMH

Older person looking out window with the message “Depression is not a normal part of aging, a sign of weakness, or a character flaw. If you think you or a loved one might have depression, talk to a health care provider.” Points to nimh.nih.gov/depression.

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: https://go.usa.gov/xds5Z #shareNIMH

Illustration of woman with child with the message “Perinatal depression is a mood disorder that can affect any woman during pregnancy and after childbirth. Know the signs and symptoms.”

Perinatal Depression

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Mothers with perinatal depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and fatigue that may make it difficult for them to carry out daily tasks. Spouses, partners, family members, and friends may be the first to recognize symptoms. https://go.usa.gov/xvC6S #shareNIMH

Help for Mental Illnesses

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: https://go.usa.gov/xyxfD. #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.