Depression is not so uncommon term. All of us have heard of it, some of us have suffered from it, and some others are suffering from it right now.
There are a lot of reasons why depression is so common these days, which ranges from the pressures that we suffer in this modern world to the food we eat. Also, advancement in the field of medicine has lead to a better diagnosis; hence we can see an increase in number of cases.
Here's an articles that has some facts about depression: Lesser known facts about depression
It's mentioned in this article that about 80% of those suffering from depression don't even go to see a doctor. 80%! Do you know what this statistic means? It means that a huge deal of people suffer in silence. Which is just awful and should not happen. But you can't blame depressed people for not being open about their condition. Why you ask? Because our society sucks! Okay, okay. I won't generalize and won't exaggerate but you can't help but agree that not a lot of people around us are supportive.
People don't like to admit that they're depressed because they fear of being judged and being "labelled" as depressed. And why is that? Because our society sees depressed people differently.