World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year. It marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. Each year focuses around a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
The theme of our 2017 World Health Day campaign is depression.
Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. People can feel depressed for lots of different reasons and it can last several weeks or months, or happen once in a while throughout someone’s life. Depression can make people feel sad or worthless, and it can make it hard to get out of bed and face the day. Depression can make people lose interest in doing the things they love. With support, depression can be treated.
Talking to someone you trust can help if you are depressed, feeling sad or having a hard time. Almost everyone has experienced some kind of depression at some point in their lives. What’s important is that you take care of yourself and share your feelings with people you feel comfortable with. Your feelings are real and valid and you don’t have to go through a tough time or deal with depression alone. Anyone can call the Klinic Crisis line, (204)786-8686 or 1-888-322-3019, Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868. You can also go to a teen clinic and ask to speak to someone there about any mental health issue.