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Wentworth Miller creates powerful video about depression for Suicide Prevention Week

Wentworth Miller creates powerful video about depression for Suicide Prevention Week

Thanks to movements as such the Mental Health Awareness Week and National Suicide Prevention Week, more people are able to learn and talk about the intricate subject of mental health, what mental illnesses really are, and how we can help others who are facing mental health issues.

Out actor Wentworth Miller who’s been vocal about his own struggles with depression and suicide created a powerful and emotional video that explains to people how it can feel like to be depressed.

In the clip, the negative voices in the persons suffering from depression are amplified.

Miller narrates that it is estimated that each year about 15 million people in the U.S., and 350 million people worldwide, suffer from depression.

He urges people to look for help, such as a support group in their area, and to visit the Anxiety and Depression Association of America for more information.

And if you or someone you know is in crisis, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-TALK or text START to 741-741.

‘Don’t be afraid to take the first step,’ the 44-year-old actor says. ‘Someone cares, and they are waiting to hear from you.’

The actor also posted a picture of the reasons he’s speaking up.

‘To help end the shame, the stigma, the silence.’