Depression has a way of tricking even the happiest of people into thinking that life isn't worth experiencing. Their energy is evaporated, what once was pleasurable is now less-than appealing and the physical symptoms are completely taxing.
Sounds pretty terrible, right?
While many people consider mental illness in the abstract -- an affliction outside the realm of possibility in their own lives -- the sad reality is that these disorders are distressingly common.
Below are 11 statistics that show depression has a greater impact than you might think.
The number of people globally who are affected by some form of depression.
Originally posted on Huffington Post.
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