American depression rates fall behind only India and China. In an article from U.S. News and World Report, the WHO tracked "quality years of life lost due to disability or death," and reported researchers found the U.S. most affected by not only depression but anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
I am a work in progress. I have the tools I need to keep depression at bay and to be my best self. I know I will have setbacks and that is OK. I encourage everyone to try some of these tools. I find them very helpful. If you think you need a therapist, look for one. Most of all, put your oxygen mask on first. I promise you are worth it.