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‘Don’t Be Afraid To Take The First Step.’ Wentworth Miller Creates Powerful Video About Depression

Thanks to movements geared to enlighten the world about mental health, more people are able to learn and talk about this intricate subject, what mental illnesses really are, and how we can help others who are facing mental health issues.

Actor Wentworth Miller, who has 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 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. He urges people to look for help.

‘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.’


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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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3 comments

  1. People, Nigerians especially, don’t even take depression seriously or consider it a grave enough thing to call a mental illness. I was on twitter a couple of days ago and I saw Walter’s tweets about being mentally aware, and I was like, okay, its about time we have a movement that seeks to educate Nigerians. We have a very poor attitude toward mental illness, and that should change.
    Walter, can your mentally aware people make a similar video like this for the purpose of Nigerians?

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