Description or Abstract
While the social stigma surrounding depression is noteworthy, it is often times forgotten that it is a disease. However what it particular about it is that the people suffering, usually have a harder time winning this battle against themselves. The audio documentary features the stories of two girls diagnosed with clinical depression, Mariam and Sebba. With the contribution of Dr. Mona Amer, Associate Professor of Psychology at AUC who will help us understand this process a bit better. This audio documentary focuses on the journey of those suffering from depression. Starting to accept it as a disease was a first step by identifying the symptoms. Then going through the process of treatment of medication and a support system.Towards the end I identify some of the specific factors that may make those suffering not to admit, including and mainly the stereotype that depression has to do with low faith. A belief, in Egypt, thought to be a taboo. Although there is no specific reason or claim that people can't accept depression, it is important to identify that it is never easy.
audio documentary, jrmc4610, depression, psychology
Journalism & Mass Communication Department
Special thanks to my interviewees Dr. Mona Amer, Mariam Moustafa and Seba Mohamed.
9 p.; 00:07:41
Baraka, Nada, "Stories of silence: Acceptance" (2015). Audiovisual Projects. 62.