According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 16 million Americans had at least one major depressive episode in 2012. That’s 6.9% of the population. And according to the World Health Organization, 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, making it by far the leading cause of disability.
So the chances are that at least one person in your life is battling depression. Depression can stop someone from being able to do the most basic things. Just take this post from Katelyn Marie Todd, who recently took to Facebook to explain her battle.