World Health Day, 2017: Depression, Let’s Talk

World health day is celebrated every year on April 7. In 2017, the World Health Organisation’s Theme for the health day is “Depression: Let’s Talk”As per the recent WHO estimates, 322 million people are suffering from depression worldwide. The number has risen by 18-20% in the past decade. Depression has seemed to be more common in women (5.1%) than men (3.6%). WHO also said that 86 million people in South-East Asia suffer from depression.

As per the recent WHO estimates, 322 million people are suffering from depression worldwide. The number has risen by 18-20% in the past decade. Depression has seemed to be more common in women (5.1%) than men (3.6%). WHO also said that 86 million people in South-East Asia suffer from depression. Approximately 4-5% of the people globally are affected by it and it is more close to communities than they realize. Depression is not a rare disease, but people suffering find it difficult to come out. It also goes unnoticed by those around them.

Approximately 4-5% of the people globally are affected by it and it is more close to communities than they realize. Depression is not a rare disease, but people suffering find it difficult to come out. It also goes unnoticed by those around them.On World Health Day, WHO wants to aware people about depression. Those who are suffering from it aren’t alone; there are many other people who are struggling with it. India recently passed a mental health care bill, addressing the issue of mental health and how important it is. This initiative by India was lauded upon in the WHO and they asked other nations to scale up mental health services. “I was very impressed that the Prime Minister (in Mann Bi

On World Health Day, WHO wants to aware people about depression. Those who are suffering from it aren’t alone; there are many other people who are struggling with it. India recently passed a mental health care bill, addressing the issue of mental health and how important it is. This initiative by India was lauded upon in the WHO and they asked other nations to scale up mental health services. “I was very impressed that the Prime Minister (in Mann Bi baat) emphasized that depression is both preventable and it’s curable. Those people (with depression) should be ready to confront it and others around them must reach out and support” said Dr. Henk Bekedam (WHO representative to India) tell HindustanTimes.Depression can lead to suicide which is the 2nd highest cause of death among people between the age group of 15-29 years. WHO’s South-east Asia regional director, Poonam Khetrapal Singh said that if left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. She has also asked communities to openly talk about depression to prevent hardships and lives of the people.

Depression can lead to suicide which is the 2nd highest cause of death among people between the age group of 15-29 years. WHO’s South-east Asia regional director, Poonam Khetrapal Singh said that if left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. She has also asked communities to openly talk about depression to prevent hardships and lives of the people.As we talk more openly about depression, and by understanding the symptoms of it, we get in a stronger position to help ourselves and others. Though it hits all age groups, it seems to be more common among the adolescents and the youth, women who’re at a childbearing age or after childbirth, and those over the age of 60 years.

As we talk more openly about depression, and by understanding the symptoms of it, we get in a stronger position to help ourselves and others. Though it hits all age groups, it seems to be more common among the adolescents and the youth, women who’re at a childbearing age or after childbirth, and those over the age of 60 years.

“People experiencing depression often find a range of evidence-based coping mechanisms useful, from talking to someone they trust to exercising regularly or staying connected with loved ones. Avoiding or restricting alcohol intake and refraining from using illicit drugs help keep depression at bay. But many people also find professional help an important part of managing the condition,” Singh said.

Being physically active is very important. It helps you deal with challenges. It helps people physically as well as mentally. Always keep yourself physically active, and make sure the children do some physical activity throughout their study years to help them cope better with the stress.

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