Finally, rates of depression being diagnosed are up. That's not a "sad" thing. Yet, are the diagnoses a result of more depressive kids and adult or number of available evaluations for depression. And more importantly, is society and workplaces equipped to handle more depressive people?
I've battled depression once. Albeit it was self-diagnosed, but it was no bueno. It took a lot out of me and took me away from being able to functional optimally as a parent and in the workplace. I could not find a happy place and worse was I had to appear confidant and strong all the time when again, in my reality I was seeking a change in my path of salvation and wanted to have a relateable support team. I hope people with depression can find the help they need because it can quickly spiral your body and mind out of control and all normalcy goes out the window. With diagnosis rates going up I hope this will help curb the number of risks associated with undiagnosed depression. Time will tell.