Videos about depression
These short videos have been produced as part of WHO’s "Depression: let’s talk" campaign. They highlight the importance of talking as the first step towards getting help.
Preventing adolescent suicide: a mother’s story
Preventing adolescent suicide: a personal testimony
Preventing adolescent suicide – testimony of a teenager
Overcoming depression: Angelo’s story
Depression - let’s talk
Let’s talk about depression - focus on adolescents and young adults
Let’s talk about depression – focus on older people
Let’s talk about depression - focus on women with young babies
Feeling down: let’s talk
Q&A on depression
James Chau shares his personal experience of depression
For people living with depression, talking about it can be the first step towards recovery. In this short video, James Chau, news presenter and WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals and Health, speaks of his personal experience of depression, and what helped him recover.
I had a black dog, his name was depression
This short video tells the story of writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone’s depression and how he overcame it. It was produced by Matthew, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, to mark World Mental Health Day 2012.
Living with a black dog
This short video is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression. It provides advice for those living with and caring for people with depression on what to do, what not to do, and where to go for help.
Living with a black dog was produced by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone, in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
WHO on mental health
WHO experts and guests talk about why WHO has chosen to focus on depression for its 2017 World Health Day campaign. This event was broadcast live from WHO headquarters in Geneva on 10 October 2016, World Mental Health Day.