According to latest estimates of #WHO more than 300 million people are living with depression. This year, the theme of the World Health Day is 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.
To commemorate the World Health Day on 7th April, an awareness program was organized at our Lucknow center. Ms. Tanya Sanjiv, Counselor/Psychologist talked about mental health and the means of psychological first aid to be resorted to and as and when faced with #depression. She discussed the symptoms, causes and treatment methods to inculcate basic awareness about depression and the professional help that need to be sought in order to overcome it.
It was an interactive session, wherein the counselor tried to engage the villagers, by raising questions and also by showing audio-visuals, to help them understand better. Information about the associated stigma with mental illness, was also given to seek help of professionals rather than masking things which might aggravate the problem.
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