Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 264 million people of all ages, as well as a leading contributor to the global burden of disease.
The general term “depression” in fact encompasses a variety of mood disorders. There’s major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), anxiety disorder–the list goes on. Responsible for approximately 490 million disability days from work each year in the United States, depression’s toll is personal, social, and economic.
And yet, depression is often ignored in terms of its funding, research, and diagnoses. Since depression affects so many of us, this begs the question: shouldn’t we be doing more about it?
Halcyon is launching a campaign to increase people’s awareness of the critical facts relating to depression as well as measuring how effective this information is at instigating mind and behavior change..
Our hope is that we will discover the right formula for reducing the stigma as well as increasing empathy for those struggling with depression.
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