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Poet explains depression in a 3-minute poem so powerful—teachers are sharing it with students


Depression can affect anyone at any time and is often very misunderstood – especially by those who’ve never experienced it. People often say to a friend or family member going through depression, “Snap out of it!” or “Go out – have some fun – think happy thoughts!” But depression is not something you can think away when it hits. According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people around the world suffer from depression with 14.8 million here in the United States. There are different types of depression caused by genetics, biological factors, physical illness, great loss…there are many triggers and many treatments.

Click below to watch the video, in which poet Sabrina Benaim with Button Poetry performs “Explaining Depression To My Mom” and it’s heart-wrenching.

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