Send Us Your Depression Story and We Will Feature it in an E-Book
The total number of people living with depression in the world is devastating. Over 322 million people around the globe are affected by the condition. Meanwhile, depression is among the top 20 leading causes of death taking that over 1.5% of the people with depression attempt suicide.
Meanwhile, research suggests that the majority of people have rather negative attitudes towards people with depression along with other mental illnesses. Young children often refer to people with depression as “crazy” and “weird” and unfortunately this manner of speaking doesn’t change much throughout adulthood. Another stereotype puts the label of “dangerous” to people with depression.
Send your story on depression to firstname.lastname@example.org and get it featured in an E-Book
This is how the stigma around the condition grows into a monster.
People with depression are not “crazy” or “dangerous”. They are rather persistently sad. Depressed people normally have several of the following: a loss of energy; a change in appetite; change in sleeping patterns; anxiety; reduced concentration; indecisiveness; restlessness; feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or hopelessness; sometimes thoughts of self-harm.
Some of these people might be your best friends, your mother or sister, or you yourself.
It is something that can happen to anybody.
Therapists and experts always advise the same – don’t judge, don’t stigmatize, don’t ignore.
Offer to understand. Offer empathy. Be there.
And this is something we are planning to offer now. FindMeCure is launching an indicative. Let’s talk about depression. No inconvenience. No shame. No reticence.
If you know somebody who is sad, who lacks energy and enthusiasm, don’t stay indifferent. Go there and listen to their story and then write down how you felt being there. Or maybe you feel like talking about it, like having something to share without being judged?
Every story matters. What’s yours?
We are here to listen to you. Let’s break the stigma together.
From now on, we will be collecting your stories about depression. May they be raw and real. What do you want to say, what do you want to hear, what do you want to feel. Write it down. Words have power.
Send us your depression story, tell us how you cope with it and we will feature it in a free e-book to give your story a voice.
Every story matters, every story get its page.
Send us your depression stories at email@example.com.
Did you know that nearly 400 clinical trials around the world are trying to find a remedy for depression without using drugs and medications but only by observations and dietary supplements? You can find some of them on FindMeCure.