The most obvious reason for the critical importance of treating depression is to prevent suicide which is often a result of untreated depression. If you think you are depressed or if you think your loved one is depressed it is important to seek out help immediately.
Suicidal statements must be taken seriously.
Untreated depression can cause serious consequences to a person’s life, livelihood and relationships. Treating the disorder can improve daily functioning, employment situations, relationships with loved ones and quality of life in general.