Zaakir Hayes, writer

Depression is an epidemic that has affected the human race for millions of years. Depression is a mental illness that negatively impacts people. Depression causes people to sleep often and lose there social skills, people who are depressed respond to questions asking how they are with “I’m fine,” when they really aren’t. This causes people to brush it off while they really need to help that friend or family member. People who struggle with depression need help because they will keep to themselves until something bad happens. Such as self-harm or even suicide. That’s why you should watch even the “happiest” people in you’re life because it’s easy to put on a false smile and say you’re okay. Depression is an epidemic that has affected countless lives in the past and present.