October is a month of awareness for many diseases, but today I've done a look for one where many suffer in silence. This affliction is Depression. With October being Depression Awareness Month, we all wanted to do a look and help to pass on information for those that are affected by this or have family and loved ones that may be affected. For more information, read: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/complete-index.shtml
There are increasing amounts of information out there on what depression is and where you can get help for yourself or someone you love. Don't feel embarrassed or too shy to ask for help; depression is treatable and you can overcome it and live a healthy life. Here are some statistics for you:
- Major Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States.
- It is estimated that over 15 million people in the United States alone are suffering from depression.
- During their lifetime, 10%-25% of women and 5%-12% of men will become clinically depressed.
- Nearly 12% of women reported being moderately depressed after they delivered a child, and 6% reported being very depressed after delivery.
- 80%-90% of those who seek treatment for Depression can feel better within just a few weeks.
If you suffer from this and struggle every day, know that there are many out there wanting to support and help you through it. For anyone who may not be suffering -- this is still important! Remember to look at your family and friends and make sure that they are okay. Don't just assume; ask and try to be supportive.
As green is the color of the Depression Awareness ribbon, we all wanted to show our support by rocking green makeup for the cause!
I used Graffiti from Urban Decay on the lids and lower lashline over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. I blended a little of Inglot 412P into the crease. The liner is Urban Decay's 24/7 liner in Mildew, and the mascara is Maybelline One by One. On the cheeks, I used Mac's MSF in Semi Precious Crystal Pink and on the lips is NYX gloss in Chandelier.
I hope that this helps to make people aware of a very underexposed topic around the world! Please be sure to check out the other Makeup Heroes' looks:
Robyn (Stay Beautiful): http://eyelinerandspraypaint.blogspot.com/2011/10/makeup-heroes-october-is-depression.html
Priscilla (Makeup Junkie): http://t.co/oMHiFQk
Kathy (Kathy Effing Jacobs): http://kathyfuckingjacobs.com/2011/10/17/depression-awareness-month/
Helen (Faeries Stole My Lipstick): http://lipstickonmyteacup.blogspot.com/2011/10/depression-awareness-month-make-up.html
Jerry (Silhouette Screams): http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com/2011/10/depression-awareness-month.html
For now, be happy, be safe and be healthy! xx