Resource Category: Depression

The leading mental health disability globally, depression is a serious medical illness that can negatively affect feelings, thoughts, and actions.
It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

It’s important to note that while most depression is episodic (a person may go through better periods and worse ones), dysthymia is a form of depression characterized by less severe depressive symptoms over a continuous period lasting multiple years.

On Tisha B’av, every member of the community should recognize the challenges and experience the pain of someone living with depression on a daily basis. And just like on Tisha B’av — where we come together in community to show our support for one another — we should remember to be there for anyone living with depression all year round.