Are you feeling sad lately? Are you depressed? Depression is a serious mental disorder that requires professional treatment. Rumination, or having negative thoughts, is one aspect of clinical depression. When we start to think negatively about ourselves, this is called rumination. Examples include “No one cares about me,” “I’m a burden,” and “I have no purpose here in this world.” You could go on and on. This video will help you see how depression can trick us into believing that we are worse than we actually are.
We are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Although it is ending, we want to continue spreading awareness about the effects of certain mental health conditions on our well-being. We hope that you will share this video with others who may need it, so that they can recognize when negative thoughts are becoming too much.
Also, we made a video about the signs of depression and not laziness.
Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Isadora Ho
Script ManagerVO: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Zara Brown (new animator )YouTube Manager Cindy Cheong
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