Handout: If you are living with someone with depression
Depression and suicide: what you need to know and what you can do
Depression is a common mental health condition. For some people depression is mild and short-lived; for others, it is more severe and longer-term. Some people are affected only once; others more than once.
At worst, depression can lead to suicide. There is a lot that can be done, however, to prevent and treat depression and to help people who are thinking about suicide.
"If you are living with someone with depression" is part of a series of handouts prepared by the World Health Organization that was published on ocassion of World Mental Health Day 2021.