Mercy Health's Online Wellness Video Series Continues with an In-depth Look at Depression, including Warning Signs and Treatment Options

(CINCINNATI; March 3, 2015) – As many of us know all too well, a long, harsh winter can wreak havoc on our moods, leaving us down and deflated or angry and irritable. For others of us, those feelings are permanent. Whatever your situation, Mercy Health can help. It has devoted the fourth of its monthly Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well videos to depression awareness.

Depression is one of the most-common mental disorders in the United States, affecting an estimated 16 million adults each year.

In four concise videos on Mercy Health’s YouTube channel, Mercy Health experts explain depression, note depression warning signs and describe how you can help someone with the illness get the help they need. Links to the videos follow below:
• Overview of depression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXD7q_vu140
• Depression at different ages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBJbNdbEtg
• Depression warning signs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFcZrZVXI9M
• Treatment options: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFP33uj4hYs

An infographic with depression awareness facts is available at http://bit.ly/1BhRaBF. Mercy Health is also sharing helpful information throughout the month on its social media channels.

Mercy Health: Helping You Be Well debuted in December and spotlights key health issues and tips for healthy living. The videos feature Mercy Health physician experts who are committed to making lives better – mind, body and spirit.