Shareable Resources on Depression
Use these resources to raise awareness about 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 informational graphics to help raise awareness about depression. You can share the text and image directly to your Facebook News Feed or Story by clicking on the button to the right of the graphic. NIMH encourages 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 education and awareness resources, visit our help page.
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
Mental Health Matters
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
Chronic Illness and Mental Health
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
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
What is Telemental Health?
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
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
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
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
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/xds5X #shareNIMH
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
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.
Mental Health Minute: Depression: Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about depression.
Discover NIMH: Personalized and Targeted Brain Stimulation Therapies: Learn more about how brain stimulation therapies can be effective treatments for people with depression and other mental disorders.
Teen Depression Study: Learn more about research studies for children and teens ages 11-17 aimed at understanding the causes of depression, the teen brain, and evaluating new treatments.
Men and Depression: Patrick McCathern, First Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, Retired: Listen to First Sergeant Patrick McCathern discuss his experience with depression.