Depression By The Numbers

Depression, just the sound of the word is, well, depressing. Depression affects so many of us. Just how many? This article on shares recent statistics on the prevalence of depression in our country and around the world.

  • Over 350 million people from around the world suffer from depression.
  • It is most common in women aged 45-64.
  • Two of the major contributing factors are unemployment and a recent divorce.

But don’t let the numbers get you down. If you’re feeling depressed this article has five very concrete actions that can be taken to improve your sense of well being. Give one or all of them a try.