Depression Can Be Helped

Applies to all groups

December 16, 2022

One out of every six adults will have depression at some time in their life. In fact, depression affects about 16 million U.S. adults every year.

Depression is more than just feeling sad or having a bad day. A person experiencing depression may have several symptoms for weeks or longer that interfere with their ability to manage day-to-day activities.

A person with depression may feel:

  • Anxious or sad often
  • Irritable, easily upset or restless
  • Tired, even after sleeping well
  • Guilty, worthless or helpless

If a patient is showing signs of depression, their doctor can give them a depression screening. Depression may be treated with counseling, medicine or both. Although most people with depression get better with treatment, few (only about 35%) seek help.

Share this resource with your employees to help them get assistance.

Sources: Mental Health Conditions: Depression and AnxietyLeaving site icon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sept. 14, 2022

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