Kevin Breel, a comedian, student, and athlete, delivered a stirring talk May 2013 at TedxYouth about the severity of depression: "... every 30 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, takes their life due to depression.... we say we're sad, we say we're sorry, but we also say 'so what?'". The entirety of his talk, including details of his personal struggle with depression, is below.
To answer Breel's posited 'so what?', here is a comic drawn by artist Erika Moen (more found at http://www.erikamoen.com) about just exactly 'so what' one of those suicides meant to her, and the impact it had on her life.
Supporting and enhancing students' and health professionals' knowledge and understanding of mental health and psychiatry