What is depression?

Depression is a debilitating condition. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 300 million people. More women are affected than men.

Less than half of these people receive treatment due to social stigma or a lack of mental health care services. 

Depression can lead to significant dysfunction and in severe cases, suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds. Rates of suicide have been increasing around the world. 

Learn about behavioral health services at Swedish.