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World Health Day is an annual event, started by the World Health Organization (WHO) that takes place on April 7. This year, the focus is on depression and the slogan is “Depression: let’s talk” and the official hashtag being used on social media is #letstalk.
Depression affects millions of people worldwide and has been found to be the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Here are some key facts about depression according to WHO:
A person may have taken disability leave as a result of symptoms of depression which can include:
Symptoms of depression may cause someone to be unable to complete his or her activities of daily living and affect functional abilities.
The World Health Organization provides the following messages about depression:
The goal of the 2017 World Health Day campaign is for more people with depression in all countries to seek and get help. The campaign goals are to make sure the general public is better informed about depression, its causes, and the type of treatment available, to encourage people with depression to seek help and to encourage family, friends and colleagues of people living with depression to provide support.
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