Depression, by many dubbed “the disease of the twenty-first century”, is a serious illness that causes significant disability and suffering.
The most recent report from the Directorate General of Health (DGS) on mental health states that in this pathological state of psychic suffering are 25.4% of the Portuguese. But there can be many more.
Hiding a family, husbands', and women's depression is a way of avoiding social stigma (“Thinking I'm weak", said one man who achieved great professional success despite his illness). And an illness occurs more and more young.
According to the director of the National Program for Mental Health, Álvaro de Carvalho, "the DGS report indicates that, in both men and women, the number of years of life lost through suicide has increased, which means that Suicide younger people of working age."
As a consequence of some visits to a psychiatric support institution in Lisbon, this small set of photographs appeared.