“Depressed? Snap out of it!”

Clinical depression won’t let you just “Get over it.” Still, that’s the chipper advice many depressed individuals receive from people who don’t understand this mental illness. The Callaghans video is part of the BringChange2Mind series, teaching Americans about the presence of mental illness in individuals all around us, and about what mental illness is actually like.

The series provides an important counterweight to the sensationalized media stories we read about a tiny percentage of people with brain disorders who act out in antisocial ways. Most people suffering from these illnesses stay quietly under the radar – good citizens but often isolated.  BringChange2Mind draws them back into the human circle and lets us learn from them.

The Callahans

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