Black Dog of Depression
It's hard for people who have not experienced depression, or who have not lived with someone who is depressed to grasp its dark hold. This clear compassionate video makes it accessible.
If depression has touched your life and you have 4 minutes, check it out.
If you are living with someone who is depressed, you may feel more compassionate. If you can't understand why your depressed friend just doesn't "snap out of it" you will understand.
If you are depressed yourself, you may feel understood and less alone after watching. But maybe not. The holidays are often very hard on people. Please take care of yourself and ask for help...