Friday, April 7, 2017

World Health Day

April 7 is World Health Day. This year’s theme is “Depression: let’s talk”.

According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) news release:

Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. According to the latest estimates from WHO, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. Lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives. 

Depression is a common issue that affects all sorts of people from all sorts of places. The good thing is that depression can be prevented and treated and talking to someone is a big part of that.

Please remember that JCU does offer Student Support and if you need to talk to someone, the JCU Counselling Service offers free and confidential counselling to JCU students.

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