“Depression: let’s talk” was the subject matter for the World Health Orginisation’s annual World Health Day on 7th April 2017. Depression was picked as the theme because according to the newest approximates, around three hundred twenty-two million people suffering from depression globally, the count expanded by more than eighteen percent since 2005. Roughly one in twenty people are living with depression, women being more affected.
As a result, depression has become the dominant reason for medical sickness and disability globally, but the absence of encouragement for mental health fused with a general fright of shame equates to people not receiving the medical treatment needed to enjoy a healthy, high-yielding lives.
The alarming Increase
Margaret Chan, the director- general of the World Health Organisation stated that the increased numbers are an alarming call for the countries to reconsider the way the mental health are being dealt with and to look for ways to treat it with the necessity it demands.
The Impact of depression
The influence of depression is both, monetary and temperamentally. The indications comprise the absence of liveliness, alterations in hunger and sleep sequences, uneasiness, agitation, excessive drinking or substance abuse, and contemplation for harming oneself, which neither good for one’s health not the finances. The World Health Organisation approximated that the cost associated with the problem adds up to one trillion US dollar per year.
The world health organisation conveyed distress that in most of the countries there is limited or zero encouragement and comfort for patients of mental health issues, only roughly inadequately inadequate even in the first world countries. Averagely around only three percent of the national health allowance is used on mental health, differing mostly less than one percent in third world countries to five percent to the first world countries according to the world health organisation.
For people suffering from mental health issues like depression, having someone to talk to is the initial step in the direction of cure and improvement. An improved comprehension of depression and other psychological disorders and an understanding of how it can be cured is the starting point to the long journey of treating depression.