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Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Depression Treatment: How Celebrities Help Change the Stigma of Depression

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Depression Treatment: How Celebrities Help Change the Stigma of Depression

One of the leading causes of disability in the U.S. is major depressive disorder (MDD), affecting more than 16.1 million adults each year. Another perhaps more shocking statistic is that about 80% of those people never seek treatment, for various reasons. However, one of the main reasons why so many individuals fail to seek treatment is because of the stigma associated with having a mental health condition. A stigma that, unfortunately, is alive and thriving in our society today.