Today on 7 April we are celebrating World Health day. World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization.
Each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) selects a theme highlighting a particular priority area of public health. The theme for this year’s global health awareness day is ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’.
Here this theme is more important to us because according to WHO, India has the highest suicide rate among 10 South-East Asian countries and depression is one of the leading causes for this.
Our organization is more concern about the young generation of our country but it’s a hurting fact that our future, kids of age group 15-29 years are more affective with depression. Its high time for us to ignore depression in our youngsters as 1 out of 4 children, in the age group of 13-15 years, suffer from depression. What more we need to open our eyes about this disease.
According to WHO, depression is “persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that people normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities for two weeks or more.”
So be aware about your thoughts, don’t avoid any sort of symptoms of depression and have a healthy mind and body.