World Health Day —- Depression: Let’s talk


The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Day is held to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year,which in 2017,is about depression.

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.


The new estimates have been released in the lead-up to World Health Day on 7 April, the high point in WHO’s year-long campaign “Depression: let’s talk”. The overall goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, both seek and get help.
If you worry about suffering from depression, yet you don’t know how to tell or you don’t want to go to a psychological department, you may try the following tests, in which you might get an answer. Finish writing your answers, you can leave a massage to me so that I can forward your results to our psychologist and give you some advice as according to your evaluation of the tests. Just come and try it.

1. SADNESS
Do you always feel sad?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

2. FEEL DISCOURAGED
Do you feel little prospect for the future?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

3. LACK OF SELF-ESTEEM
Do you consider yourself a loser or do you feel useless?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

4. SELF-ABASEMENT
Do you feel overwhelmed?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

5. GUILT
Do you blame yourself for everything?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

6. HESITATION
Will you hesitate when you are about to make a decision?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

7. ANXIETY
Recently have you been in a state of anger and resentment?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

8. LOST INTEREST IN LIFE
Do you lost interest in career, family relationship, hobbies and friendship?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

9. LOSS OF MOTIVATION
Do you feel no motivation on work?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

10. LOW SELF-IMAGE
Do you think that you are aging or losing charm?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

11. APPETITE CHANGES
Do you feel loss of appetite or overeating uncontrollably?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

12. SLEEP CHANGES
Do you suffer from insomnia, feel tired or sleepy all day?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

13. LOST OF SEXUAL DESIRE
Do you lost interest in sex?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

14. HYPOCHONDRIA
Do you often worry about your health?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

15. SUICIDE TENDENCY
Do you think there’s no meaning to live?
No; Sometimes; Often; Always

All finished?Ok. Now please leave a message to me so that I can forward your results to our psychologist and give you some advice.

Depression is a common mental illness characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that people normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities, for 14 days or longer.

In addition, people with depression normally have several of the following: a loss of energy; a change in appetite; sleeping more or less; anxiety; reduced concentration; indecisiveness; restlessness; feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or hopelessness; and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

The psychological counseling center of Elizabeth Hospital offers support and counseling for individuals and couples who want to talk about and understand more about depression or any other psychological problem.

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