According to the world health organization, depression is the most dangerous health condition in Japan. It harms more people each year than heart problems, radiation, or cancer. So it is an important thing for us to understand and get support for if we know someone who suffers from depression.
It does NOT make the depressed person abnormal it is simply a fact of life that must be lived with. Here are a few informative videos to help you understand this concept in personal life and in Developmental Psychology (CFS)
What People with Depression want you to Know”
“I had a black dog, its name was depression”
Toward a new understanding of mental illness
A brief history of melancholy