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What We Know

Depression is a broad term for many types of depressive disorders.  According to a 2017 statistic, more than 17 million adults suffer from major forms of depression each year.  Young adults between the ages of 18-25 are among the highest grouping to struggle with depression [1].  Additionally, due to current events around COVID-19, a current study shows adults in the United States who are struggling with depression has tripled with close to 28% of the population compared to the past 8.5% [2].

How It Affects Our World

The general characteristics among all forms of depression are feelings of sadness, emptiness, or irritability that affect a person’s functionality [3]. Not only can the individual feel effects from depression, but his or her relationships may feel effects from it as well.   

What We Can Do About It

At Finding The Light Project we will always highly recommend professional medical and mental health providers as the foundation of treatment. Beyond that, we are here to provide you with knowledge, theological reasoning and encouragement. We invite you to subscribe and explore how you can find light in the darkness. It’s time to find hope and happiness once again!

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[1] National Institute of Mental Health (2020). Major Depression. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Retrieved from
[2] Boston University School of Medicine (September, 2020). COVID-19 has likely tripled depression rate, study finds. Science Daily. Retrieved from
[3] American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

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