Are you among those 350 million people?

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It was really hard to get out of bed in the morning. I just wanted to hide under the covers and not talk to anyone. I didn’t feel much like eating and I lost a lot of weight. Nothing seemed fun anymore. I was tired all the time, yet I wasn’t sleeping well at night. Everything¬†felt so impossible, like nothing was going to change or get better. I did not want to die, but I didn’t want to live this life either.” -Anniken Tronstad

What is Depression?

Depression is a common illness worldwide, with an estimated 350 million people affected. Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school and in the family. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Over 800 000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds.

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Anniken Tronstad

Anniken Gaka Tronstad is from Norway and taking her Bachelor in Media and communications at Antioch University in Santa Barbara. Educated actress, love being creative and explore the world. She has a healthy lifestyle and extreme sport is something she adores.

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