CREATION ON DEPRESSION FROM BIOMATION
The film was produced by a small media company called Biomation who use animation to help people explore issues they’re passionate about. The animation and voiceover were created by a group of young people and is designed to connect with the audience on a personal level. It uses a combination of simple imagery and animated metaphors to make this dark topic seem easier to tackle. The film starts off by describing the difference between having depression and just feeling down. It then goes on to identify different symptoms of depression and provides a step by step guide on how to get better. It’s these tiny steps that can make a big difference. Young people with depression can feel like there is no way out of feeling so low and no one can help them. They may feel like they’re strange and different to everyone else and that no one would understand what they’re going through; but with guidance like this, teachers, parents and friends can help to bring this suffering to an end and let these young people know they are not alone.