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 informational 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.
Let's Talk About Depression
In recognition of #MentalHealthMonth, use these resources to help raise awareness about depression, which is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. Share science. Share hope. https://go.usa.gov/xv8md #shareNIMH
Depression is Common But Treatable
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
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.