Depression: Let’s Talk
7 April 2017 – WHO is leading a one-year global campaign on depression. The highlight is World Health Day 2017, celebrated today. The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, both seek and get help. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.
~From World Health Organization: World Health Day – 7 April 2017
Today is World Health Day 2017, and the theme this depression! Sadly, many people still think that depression is just someone feeling sad, but they don’t realise that it’s a debilitating problem that interferes with life. A persistent sadness, hopelessness and a loss of interest in activities one normally enjoys, depression at its worst leads to suicide, which is now the 2nd leading cause of death among 15 – 29 years olds.
Below are some informational articles for consumption; do read it and think if you know anyone with the symptoms and do try and help them!
- Beyond Blue: What is Depression?
- Mind.org: Depression
- Ipuna Black: What Friends and Outside Influences Can Do to Help Prevent This Tragedy
A Short Self-Compassionate Letter
It’s really nice of you to spread awareness about this. 🙂