Real people and real stories about depression (MDD)

For people with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and for the people who care for them, one of the more difficult aspects can be the feeling that you are alone in what you are going through. However, over 14 million adults in the U.S. suffer from depression in a given year. Here you can meet a few of them. Their words of wisdom, advice, and hope come from their experiences with depression, talking to their healthcare professional, and finding what works for them.

Challenging misconceptions

There are many misconceptions about depression out there. Hear real people offer their wisdom about what depression really is, and how they have dealt with it.

Patricia talks about her depression symptoms

Patricia learned that depression can be managed

Cheryl talks about her depression symptoms

Cheryl knows the stigma well

Steve talks about his depression symptoms

Steve says depression is not your fault

Patricia learned that depression can be managed
Patricia talks about her depression symptoms

Patricia learned that depression can be managed

Cheryl talks about her depression symptoms

Cheryl knows the stigma well

Steve talks about his depression symptoms

Steve says depression is not your fault

Helpful tips

Hear real people who have come through depression share tips that have helped them to manage their symptoms.

Steve talks about his depression symptoms

Steve recommends reaching out

Cheryl talks about her depression symptoms

Cheryl feels it's important to seek help sooner

Patricia talks about her depression symptoms

Patricia's support system helped in her journey

Steve recommends reaching out
Steve talks about his depression symptoms

Steve recommends reaching out

Cheryl talks about her depression symptoms

Cheryl feels it's important to seek help sooner

Patricia talks about her depression symptoms

Patricia's support system helped in her journey

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