Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health problems experienced by young people. According to dballiance.org, major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. Also, 1 in 7 young men aged between 16 and 24 experience depression or anxiety each year.
Often, the symptoms aren’t recognized, and, therefore, young people don’t get the help that’s needed. Coping with the illness, YouTuber poorman973 did something very brave. During one of his lowest moments, he decided to record and share with those going through what he is. Despite his feelings of hopelessness, he offers the best advice.
If you think you, or someone you know, may have depression or anxiety, you need to watch poorman973. Many people suffer from depression, but most tend to hide their circumstance. In his heartbreaking, personal speech, the young man explained what his present state felt like, and discusses how mental illness affects many young people including himself.
Real depression isn’t being sad when something in your life goes wrong. Real depression is being sad when everything in your life is going right. How brave is he? Even though he is crying his eyes out, he decided to let others know his state of mind.
Through it all, poorman973 offers some powerful advice. He gallantly says that even at the lowest point, do not forget what you have. Remember to live your life!
Advice we all can cherish! Thank you for sharing such a raw moment with us.
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