The Tenth of October is known as a World Mental Health Day. The day is organized by the World Health Organization to increase awareness of mental health worldwide and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
Mental health has been considered as a major concern for thousands of years, but various cultures are treating mental illnesses very differently throughout time.
Recently, World Health Organization (WHO) declared that depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. The ratio of number of patients has been increased in the last decade. The ratio has been increased by 18 percent from 2005 to 2015 and today, up to 300 million people are living with depression, according to the latest estimation of WHO.
WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan said that these findings signals that countries should re-think about their approaches to mental health and should develop other solutions to urgently treat it.
Even today, people are suffering from mental illnesses and a lot of us are failed to understand the idea mental disease.
In many parts of the world people still are not talking serious approach towards Mental illness and depression. WHO revealed that around 50 percent of people do not have access to treatment.
Moreover, depression can also cause other health risks such as substance abuse or suicide.
So, WHO has arranged their annual campaign on “Depression: let’s talk.” Their aim is to tell the world that depression is a major illness and has to be recovered.