People who often mislabel those struggling with depression as “over emotional attention seekers” who are just “wasting their lives away and taking everything they have for granted” are those who don’t understand what it’s like to live with a mental illness, especially not depression.
So, how do we tell the difference between being ungrateful and being depressed? Watch this video to find out.
We also made a video on the signs you’re depressed, not lazy: https://youtu.be/q8HRGiUeZwc
Writer: Syazwana Amirah
Script Editor: Rida Batool
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: Ira Alifia
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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Anxiety and Depression Association of America (2017). Understanding Anxiety and Depression. Retrieved from adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/depression
National Alliance Against Mental Illness (2018). Mental Health by The Numbers. Retrieved from www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers/
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