Depression is a consuming illness that can take over the mind and body for a period of time. In this video, we talk about some things people with depression might hide. For example, feeling like an observer, sometimes known as dissociation. Feeling lazy and not wanting to get out of bed. Feeling withdrawn from friends and people. Depression can make people feel isolated.
Do you have depression and not even know it? We made a video on that to help you find out: https://youtu.be/5oVEQpu65MM
DISCLAIMER: This is by no means a comprehensive list, nor does it apply to everyone with depression. If you think you are suffering from depression, please seek the help of a mental health professional, as this is only intended for educational purposes.
Writer: Ria Parikh
Script Editor: Vanessa Tao
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Ira Alifia (New Animator)
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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