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World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2012

From Medical News Today:

Over 350 million people around the world have depression, according to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) on World Mental Health Day (10 October).

Depression is a mental disorder that undermines people’s ability to function well. However, the stigma associated with the disorder stops millions of people from seeking medical help. Another problem with stigma is that a considerable number of those with depression fail to acknowledge that they are ill.

Here is a link to presentation by The World Federation for Mental Health in PDF format entitled “Depression: a Global Crisis”

http://www.wfmh.org/2012DOCS/WMHDay%202012%20SMALL%20FILE%20FINAL.pdf

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