Jamaican Stories about Depression by Denise N. Fyffe

Depression is more common than many of us are aware; though, it is hidden away, like some deep dark secret. It is a natural response to trauma. For some, the emotions overwhelm them and they commit suicide. Depression does not discriminate, stereotype or exercises any prejudice; neither is it unique to any one situation.

Denise N. Fyffe

Depression

Depression is more common than many of us are aware; though, it is hidden away, like some deep dark secret. It is a natural response to trauma. For some, the emotions overwhelm them and they commit suicide. Depression does not discriminate, stereotype or exercises any prejudice; neither is it unique to any one situation.

depressed woman sudden death by Denise Fyffe

Clinical Depression

Getting help for clinical depression is vital. It affects about 16% of persons living in the United States. In Australia, one in four women and one in eight men will suffer from depression. About twice as many females as males report or receive treatment for clinical depression, though this imbalance is shrinking over the course of recent history; this difference seems to disappear after the age of 50–55.

According to the World Health Organization, clinical depression is the leading cause of disability in many countries, and is expected to become the second leading…

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