7 Signs You’re Not Lazy, But Depressed

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, due to the stigma surrounding mental illness, many people still misunderstand the true nature of depression and its impact on individuals. One of the most common misconceptions is that depression is simply a form of laziness. This is a harmful and inaccurate assumption that can lead to individuals with depression feeling misunderstood, isolated, and unsupported. In reality, depression is a complex illness with a range of physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms that can make even the simplest of tasks feel overwhelming. In this video, we’ll explore why depression is not the same as laziness, and why understanding this distinction is crucial to supporting those who are struggling with this condition.

Reminder & Disclaimer: Seeking help from a mental health professional can provide effective treatment options that can help individuals manage their symptoms and regain a sense of control over their lives. If you are struggling with depression, know that you are not alone, and help is available.

We also made a video on burnout, not laziness: https://youtu.be/MLuJ249WnkE

Researcher/Writer: Isadora Ho
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: Sun Biscuit
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong