I chose the topic of depression because it has had a major impact on my family members. A few family members have suffered and are still suffering from depression. A cousin of mine committed suicide over a couple years ago and since then I have had an interest in how people become depressed and what people can do to help others who suffer from this. I also have a sibling who attempted suicide a couple years ago which has really sparked my interest in this topic. Throughout this semester I want to take a deeper look into depression and see what more I can learn about it. I want to be able to learn as much as I can and hopefully allow others to become more knowledgeable and aware of depression and its effects on those affected as well as their family members.

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