Depression can happen to anyone at any age. Despite being a sunny island, depression in Singapore is more common than you thought. Depression is the more common form of mental disorder, with one in sixteen Singaporeans experiencing it at some point in their lives. Statistics are not as accurate as most depression cases go unreported. Compared to females, males are more prone to depression as it is perceived as a sign of weakness, choosing to suppress instead of seeking treatment for it. It is important to recognize that it’s perfectly normal to express your feelings and it’s healthy to reach out to someone who can lend you a listening ear.