Depression impacts more than 264 million people globally, across all genders and ages. While much is known about this condition, the stigma of seeking treatment often stops sufferers from getting the help they need. And that can affect all aspects of a person's life.

What is depression?

Depression is categorized as a condition of prolonged sadness, feelings of worthlessness or the inability to enjoy activities for prolonged periods of time, at least two weeks. Most often, depression sufferers do not know the cause or when the symptoms began. Individuals are usually unaware of the repercussions of this condition and will sometimes only seek treatment at the insistence of their family or friends.

Depression can arise from