May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. If one in five people have a mental health disorder, then the number of people indirectly affected by depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and the other conditions that fall under the “mental health” umbrella is much larger.
When a child is overweight or obese, there can be psychological consequences resulting from being ostracized, bullied, and made fun of by their peers. These can have lifelong consequences, including depression.
The worst thing we can do is ignore someone who may be struggling with depression. Be a friend and open a door. Talk. Listen. Smile. Connect them with help.