One of many excellent sites that provides various medical information is WebMD. It covers anything from backache to mental health. There are many misunderstandings in the area of depression which in turn leads to myths.
Very much like our coffee tables in our fire houses can take rumors and give them a life of their own; so can the myths about depression evolve from misinformation.
The following slide show, available through WebMD, provides factual information about depression whether it is on an individual basis or dealing with your children or aging parents. Please take the time to look at this brief slideshow as you may gain some insight and hopefully hope about this issue.