World Health Day is celebrated every year on the 7th April – that being the founding day of the organisation. This year the theme was Depression.
New estimates were released in the lead up to the campaign, with the hope that the frightening statistics would be a wake up call for countries to re-think their approaches to mental health.
Depression does not discriminate, it knows no boundaries. There is a continued stigma surrounding mental health and this prejudice is an issue that is hopefully going to be improved.
Loved ones of sufferers often do not know how to behave, feeling frustrated that advice is not taken or walking on eggshells. Depression in itself is an isolating disorder that can sabotage relationships….. however, depression can be prevented, it can be treated. There is life after depression …..
Please watch the short clip i have included which was released by the World Health Organisation. It offers guidance to carers and loved ones who have a loved one suffering with depression.