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World Health Day 2017

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World Health Day 2017; picture from World Health Organization

 

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!

~Nicolle ❤

A Short Self-Compassionate Letter

Dear Self,

It’s really nice of you to spread awareness about this. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “World Health Day 2017

  1. Thank you for linking me to your post. Great awareness post! We need to spread positive words and hope. (I don’t think I’ll ever believe you are an introvert by the way. Ha ha ha!) Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. You’re welcome! I did it because it was a great post on a related topic. Hopefully more people are more aware and will look at others with compassion rather than judgment. 🙂

      On a side note, it may be more accurate to call me an outgoing introvert. Outgoing, but need alone time to recharge. 😛
      Have a wonderful weekend too! ❤

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      1. Haha, I should start walking around with a sticker on my forehead that says “OUTGOING INTROVERT”. 😛
        Weekend is almost over for me (go away, Monday blues!) and I think it’s Sunday morning for you, so have a wonderful Sunday! ❤

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