World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental health and illness, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.
Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages, in all communities, and is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Although there are known effective treatments for depression, access to treatment is a problem in most countries and in some countries fewer than 10% of those who need it receive such treatment.
Please, if you feel safe doing so, reblog this link and share an account of your personal experience of depression (it may have affected you personally, a friend, or a family member).
If you’re currently struggling: speak out!
If you were able to find help: provide hope!
Listen to each other, look out for each other, look after each other, xo
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