An estimated 1 in 10 adults in the United States report that they are affected by a form of depression (Centers For Disease Control And Prevention), and “according to a 2008 study almost 13% of truck drivers exhibit some degree of depression – almost all (91%) receive no treatment (Dockerty).”
These statistics are no real surprise. Drivers are always working long and hard hours while dealing with stressful time constraints. Typically, truckers find themselves exhausted and under constant pressure from both work and home. Extended periods of time away can cause turmoil in relationships, and the uncertainty of a steady income could easily become a source of anguish for a person out on the road.
Learn more about the causes, natural treatments, and the overall importance of mental health here: