Growing up my mom always spoke about having depression, but I didn’t actually know what that was until about 3 years ago. I knew my mom got extra sad sometimes and it was important to give her space if she needed it or hugs, a lot of hugs if she had a bad day.
When I got older I found out depression could lead to suicide! It made me think... maybe the small things I did as a child really made a difference in my mom’s life and could be a huge reason as to why she got help.
What if more people were aware of mental illnesses and we were able to stop many of the issues depression causes? This thought led me to the idea and creation of @awarecauses