World Health Day 2017 – Depression: let’s talk

Depression is a major challenge to health in the WHO European Region and is the focus of World Health Day 2017. The theme “Depression: let’s talk” recognizes that depression is a treatable condition and seeks to address the fact that, despite this, about 50% of cases of major depression still go untreated.

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World Health Day: open dialogue about depression is needed to raise awareness, build understanding and reduce stigma

World Health Day 2017 focuses on depression – a leading cause of disability globally. Despite being very common and affecting anyone at any stage of life, depression is still vastly under-recognized and undertreated; there is, consequently, a need to open up dialogue and tackle the stigma associated with this highly disabling condition.


WHO: James Chau shares his personal experience of depression

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