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Shareable Resources 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 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. If you have been feeling sad most of the time for a few weeks or longer and you’re not able to concentrate or do the things you used to enjoy, talk to a trusted adult about depression. Do I have depression? Do you often feel sad, anxious, worthless, or even empty? Have you lost interest in activities you used to enjoy? Do you get easily frustrated, irritable, or angry? Do you find yourself withdrawing from friends and family?

Teen Depression

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

Your mental health matters. Get tips and resources from NIMH to take care of your mental health.

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

Depression is treatable, even if you have another medical illness or condition.

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

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

Research suggests telemental health services are effective for many people. 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: Do I Need Help?

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

Let's talk about depression. Share science. Share hope.

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 one of te most common mental disorders in the U.S.

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

Sadness is a normal reaction to a loss or a setback, but it usually passes with a little time. Dperession 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

Depression is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw.

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 is a real medical condition. It can literally hurt. Some types of depression are unique to women, and researchers for focused on women's health. Depression can be treated.

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

Depression may sometimes be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in some older adults because sadness may not be their main symptom.

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

Perinatal depression is a mood disorder that can affect any woman during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Perinatal Depression

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.