Watch this video for a great overview of what depression is. The video has been prepared for the World Health Organization (WHO) to mark World Mental Health Day and tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”. It explains how depression holds us back in various areas of life and talks about the social stigma attached to mental illnesses and the risk of becoming isolated from everything and everyone. The video closes with an overview of treatment options and a few practical tips to help get over depression. Some of the recommendations:

  • Learn how to quiet your mind
  • Exercise regularly
  • Keep a mood journal
  • Talk to the right people.

But most importantly, never be afraid to ask for help!

Don’t run away from the black dog. Learn from it. Embrace it…

How did you tame your black dog? Share it in the comments below!