Over 1 million people are affected with depression each year in Australia. For women, the stats are 1 in 5 while 1 in 8 men will experience this mental illness.
Reaching out for help or even talking to someone about it is not easy. Actually, some social symptoms of depression encourage the person to withdrawal from friends and family, and no longer pursuing hobbies or other social activities.
Here are five of the most impactful videos to remind us that we all play a key part in helping people with mental illness get the professional support then need.
Depression Isn’t Always Obvious
This short video was produced by Buzz Feed Yellow may make you think twice about what it's really like to have depression and the devastating effects it could have if left untreated.
Talk to Someone
Created by Dudley St Productions, the video below remind us that by having just one conversation, at the right time, we could potentially change the life of someone experiencing depression.
The Invisible Discriminator
Produced by BeyondBlue, the video tells how subtle or 'casual' discrimination leads to depression and anxiaty, and can be just as harmful as more overt forms.
Don't Give Up on your Mates
This video was create by Ben Bryan from Hearken films. He wanted inspire others to stay in touch and not give up on their mates. Worried about someone?
Depression and Older (Senior) People
Another gem from BeyondBlue, this time they touch on the fact that depression affect all of us equally regardless our age and stage in life.