Part 1

Meet Fatima Martinez, long-term sufferer of depression. Hear her story of her origins in Mexico, through Europe and to present day Singapore.

Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash

  • Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression (WHO)
  • More women are affected by depression than men (WHO)
  • Depression is a mood disorder that can affect a person's daily life
  • It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger- Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease
  • Depression can lead to suicide
  • There are effective psychological and pharmacological treatments for moderate and severe depression