By Sonja Wasden, as told to Kara Mayer Robinson

 

I’m a mental health advocate living with major depression.

I speak with Fortune 500 companies, women’s prisons, firefighters, police officers, drug rehabilitation centers, nonprofit organizations, and media outlets about the importance of mental health.

My hope is to break the stigma and let people know they’re not alone and can live a beautiful life despite having mental health challenges.

Common Misconceptions About Major Depressive Disorder

An important part of destigmatizing depression is breaking down common misunderstandings. While the perception of major depressive disorder is changing, many misconceptions linger.

For example, people often think depression is something you can brush…

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