Depression is the focus of this year’s World Health Day on Friday 7th April.
You might be surprised to learn that depression is common. Close to 10% of the world’s population are affected by depression or anxiety. In Scotland that amounts to an estimated 50,000 people.
We’re joining the call encouraging you to talk about depression and mental health in general. When people feel safe to be more open about these issues it makes it easier for them to seek and get help.
Depression is a treatable illness. People do recover. Let’s talk.
You can start learning about Depression with straightforward Handouts from the World Health Organization: from keeping yourself mentally strong to what to do when you’re worried someone you know might be suicidal.
Handouts on Depression