Depression affects approximately 14.8 million American adults (6.7 percent of the U.S. population) in any given year, and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44, according to the World Health Organization. It takes a huge personal and professional toll on those suffering from it, but unfortunately, far too many people suffer in silence.

While up to 80% of those treated for depression show an improvement in their symptoms within four to six weeks of beginning therapy, medication, support groups, or a combination of these treatments, an estimated 50% of those suffering with depression never actively seek or receive proper treatment.

Articles from Wellspring:

12 Tips on How to Beat the Winter Blues - R. Keith Myers, LICSW

Finding Balance in Troubled Times - Chad Perman, LMFT

Online Articles & Resources:

Goldberg Depression Screening Test
Use this brief automated online quiz to help you determine if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of depression—or to help track your depression/mood on a regular basis.

What is Depression? (APA)

Depression in Teens

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


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