Are you feeling sad lately? What about depressed? Depression is a serious mental health disorder that needs professional help. One aspect of clinical depression is rumination or negative thoughts. This happens when we go into a spiral of talking negatively about ourselves. For example, “No body cares about me,” I’m a burden,” “I have no purpose in this world” are examples. The list goes on. If you’re guilty of this, then we suggest watching this video to help spread awareness of how depression can actually be tricking us into thinking worse of ourselves than we really are.
May is Mental Health Awareness month and as it is coming to an end, we hope to keep spreading awareness about the impact of certain mental health conditions on our wellbeing. We hope you can join us by sharing this video with those who might need it so they can start to recognize when their negative thoughts are getting too far.
We also made a video on the signs it’s depression, not laziness: https://youtu.be/q8HRGiUeZwc
Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Isadora Ho
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: Zara Brown (new animator)
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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