According to the World Health Organization, Depression is one of the most significant health problems that the world is facing in the 21st century. In fact, it’s already a global crisis with more than 300,000 people affected.
Moreover, this mental health problem is not just our usual mood swings and short-lived emotions that correspond to our everyday life. Depression is a much more serious health condition.
Certainly, depression can surely cause the victim to suffer deeply which can affect their life.
They will start to perform poorly at work, at school, and even at their own homes. In a worst-case scenario, depression can lead to suicide.
Based on the statistics of WHO, nearly 800,000 people are dying because of suicide every year. Above all, suicide has become the second leading cause of death for 15-29 years old.
Even though there are some effective treatments for depression, only a few people are receiving it because of different barriers such as resources and social stigma or humiliation.
But most of the time, victims of depression are being misdiagnosed by their healthcare providers in their countries.
There are still a lot of people who are not aware of this mental health problem even though it’s already a global crisis.
That’s why the burden of raising awareness about depression is on the rise globally.
In fact, there’s already a World Health Assembly resolution passed in May 2013 for world leaders to response promptly regarding the mental disorders we have today.
The world has already acknowledged the need for immediate response to Depression. That’s why we should also recognize this global crisis and study it to help the affected people.