‘Black Dog of Depression’
More than 350 million people across the world – of all ages and from all communities – suffer from depression.
In collaboration with WHO, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.
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YOUNG PEOPLE AND MENTAL HEALTH IN A CHANGING WORLD (excerpt)
WHO’s World Mental Health Day 2018 is focused on young people and mental health in a changing world. Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause. Investment by governments and the involvement of the social, health and education sectors in comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programmes for the mental health of young people is essential…programmes to raise awareness among adolescents and young adults of ways to look after their mental health and to help peers, parents and teachers know how to support their friends, children and students… Click here to read the full WHO article. Do you have concerns about someone in your family? Contact us at 1-888-933-1831 or come to a walk-in clinic for support and guidance. You do not have to face depression in your family alone.