By Shivangi Chawla
Every single day there is news of a famous person dealing with depression or committing suicide. Depression has become one of the most common issues worldwide. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Women are more likely to suffer from depression than men.
Although there are known, effective treatments for mental disorders, between 76% and 85% of people in low- and middle-income countries receive no treatment for their disorder. Barriers to effective care include a lack of resources, lack of trained health-care providers, and social stigma associated with mental disorders.
You will be shocked to know that One of the strongest ladies is also suffering from depression. Recently, Michelle Obama tweeted that she is suffering from ‘Low-Grade Depression’ prompted by coronavirus pandemic, racial problems in the USA, and what she described as the ‘hypocrisy’ of the Trump administration.
This Obama also said that her sleep has been affected and has has been waking up in the middle of the night “cause I’m worried about something or their’s heaviness,”.
Its time to focus on how to help people experiencing depression. Some people are afraid to disclose their family and friends that they are suffering from depression. There is nothing weak about dealing with depression. We need to communicate with our loved ones or anyone we see that are not happy in their life and always stay saddened. Depression can be cured if proper medication and treatment are taken. Depression is a common mental disorder. Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school, and in the family. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds.
If we all pay attention to the people around us and help them get out of depression. we can save many lives.