The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that by 2030, depression will be leading in first place.
Wednesday October 10 was World Mental Health Day, dedicated to ‘Depression: A Global Crisis’.
Depression is a major cause of low quality of life across the world, both for those suffering from it and for the friends and family members involved. Depression can result in family problems, problems at work or in school, relationship difficulties and even child neglect and domestic violence.
Often, people with depression resort to the use of addictive substances such as drugs, alcohol and cigarettes to deal with their low emotional states. The health consequences of substance abuse can deepen the cycle of pain, sadness and distress caused by depression, and also put additional strain on health services.
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