Did you know that more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression?
One in every 3 teenagers you meet has suffered/is currently suffering from depression. At its worst, Depression can lead to suicide and drug abuse. Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and 40% of depressed people engage in drug abuse. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29year olds. (source WHO).
Depression is a problem that affects everyone and we have to take deliberate steps to solve it. We don’t claim to have all the solution or all the answers, but one thing we can do is create platforms and incite meaningful conversations that address this epidermic, and Impressions is our attempt at doing so.
Impressions is an online publication created to share stories, advice & ideas that help young people deal with depression and handle depressive tendencies. Storytelling is a powerful tool, it has been used over the years as an instigator wars and an harbinger of peace. Now we seek to employ this tool to combat depression and change the narrative, for all our sakes.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Impressions invites submission from people who are willing to share depression-related stories, experiences, opinions and ideas. We believe that no step is too small and every drop of ink is capable of making positive impact, and so we are creating an opportunity to let everyone be a part of making this positive impact on society.
To submit your entries, simply send your story as an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Entries would be reviewed and screened and If it meets our criteria, it would be published and shared on all our social media platforms all in an effort to spread the word on depression and atleast prevent a single depressed soul from committing suicide.