The World Health Organisation (WHO) has selected ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ as the theme of World Health Day 2017 which is to be celebrated today on April 7.
The WHO selected the Depression as the theme considering its negative impacts on public health and lack of awareness.
A WHO report claimed that India is facing the worst crisis of Depression as the country has the highest suicide rate among 10 South-East Asian countries. In South-East Asia region, a massive 86 million people are affected by depression.
The WHO has also highlighted some suggestions on how to deal with the depression:
- Increase investment from Government for people with mental health disorder.
- Introduction of improved support system and launch of new initiatives for people with mental health disorder.
- Increase funding for research to facilitate and identify cure for mental health disorder.
- Increase awareness among youth and train human resources (HR) for better mental healthcare at workplace.