For a quick look at depression in the United States, check out these statistics:
- Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in our country, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
- Our country ranks third as the most depressed country in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
- Approximately one in five adult Americans experiences some form of mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
With reports like these, we should keep tools to fight depression handy. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), with the Department of Veterans Affairs, designs tools like apps for your smartphone. And these days, there are few things handier than a mobile app.