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Ten Simple Ways to Support Someone With Depression

Purple Clover Logo By LittleThings of Purple Clover | Slide 1 of 14: Depression is a serious mental health issue that affects up to 20 percent of the world's population at some point in their lives.It's a tough illness to pin down, as it manifests differently in different people. Even to this day, it isn't always considered a "real" disorder.It's often characterized by prolonged feelings of sadness, anxiety and emptiness, with an overall diminished sense of well-being. People with depression may lose interest in activities or hobbies that they once liked, over- or under-eat, and have trouble sleeping.

Depression is a serious mental health issue that affects up to 20 percent of the world's population at some point in their lives.

It's a tough illness to pin down, as it manifests differently in different people. Even to this day, it isn't always considered a "real" disorder.

It's often characterized by prolonged feelings of sadness, anxiety and emptiness, with an overall diminished sense of well-being. People with depression may lose interest in activities or hobbies that they once liked, over- or under-eat, and have trouble sleeping.

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