One of the common misconceptions about depression is that the same as sadness but just stronger. This video from TED-Ed explains clearly the difference between the two, as well as many other aspects of depression. Depression is an illness that could affect you or someone close to you. It’s not something you can just will away. The video by Helen M. Farrell discusses some of the science behind depression (similar to this video we shared previously), while also explaining the symptoms and definition of clinical depression and tips for helping a friend who’s going through it.