One of the best ways to combat depression is understanding how it manifests in people. Everyone handles mental and emotional challenges differently since everyone has a unique story, but it can be helpful to know some generalities behind depression in order to be able to have somewhat of a starting point to approaching the issue with loved ones. If, for example, your husband or wife is battling with depression, knowing how their gender typically reacts to it may help you communicate with them more effectively about their condition or at the very least help you understand the signs of depressions so that when it does star to manifest you know what you are looking at in your loved one and can suggest that they get help.

As always, if you or anyone you know is struggling with depression, Larkr has live, licensed therapists standing by 24/7 to help with that.

Approximately 50 million Americans experience mental illness each year, but nearly 60% go untreated. Take a step to end the suffering by seeking help from the comfort of your own home.