Statistics shows that here are 7 billion people in the world, and 300 Million people living with depression.
This is not just common with developing countries and underdeveloped countries, but even developed countries like the US has a disability burden which is mainly as a result of depression.
While depression can affect anyone, the causes are wide ranging and can be triggered by a number of factors, which include poverty, rape,loss of a loved one, conflicts, domestic violence, substance abuse, social isolation, genetics e.t.c.
It’s very surprising how little or no attention is given to our mental health in Nigeria, if at all it is acknowledged, it is attributed to supernatural forces.
Complete health is both physical and mental.
People should know that :
1.Depression is not particular to any gender or race.
2.Depression is not a sign of weakness, it shows you have been strong for too long
3. Depression can be treated
Some of the common signs and symptoms to look out for are: Lack of concentration, fatigue, feeling guilty, feeling hopeless, always wanting to be alone, persistent sadness, insomnia and thoughts of suicide.
Speak up. Seek help. Stay mentally strong