Airs Monday, May 6 at 7:30 PM on WVIZ/PBS
Depression is one of the most common and debilitating of illnesses. Victims can be overwhelmed by feelings of loneliness, lethargy, hopelessness, indecision and irritability. WVIZ/PBS puts the spotlight on this health problem by telling the personal stories of Northeast Ohioans who deal with depression every day— a community activist thrown into deep depression after being in a train wreck, a couple who lost a child to depression, a lawyer struggling with the stigma of depression. Their stories, along with information from doctors and researchers who discuss the causes and latest treatments for this disease, are the focus of “Facing Depression,” the television component of ideastream’s multi-media Be Well health series.