Link – Many With Depression Delay, Avoid Treatment

We have to do better than this:

Only one-third of people newly diagnosed with depression start treatment quickly, and seniors and minorities are the least likely to get help in a timely fashion, a new study finds.

The post goes on to cite stigma and a lack of availability as two of the big reasons people don’t get help right away. We simply have to improve both of those things. We have to remove the stigma about depression and we have to make it easier to get resources where they are needed. Until then, this will continue to be a massive problem.

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