Today is World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness about mental health issues. The theme this year is “Depression: A Global Crisis”. According to the World Health Organisation, depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages worldwide. One million people in Australia are affected each year. Click here for more facts about depression from Lifeline, including links to other services that can assist.
Having depression is nothing to be ashamed about. Seeing a counsellor or psychologist is nothing to be ashamed about. Mental illhealth can affect anyone, from any background, and at any age. Isolation is dangerous. Ask a mate if they’re ok today X
Blogtoberfest 2012, 10/31