World Health Day in 2017 was themed “Depression – Let’s talk!”. Why was there a need to have an exclusive theme for this? Topics of Mental Health remains a taboo in our society and it’s high time we break the stigma associated with it.

I was reading some tweets and watching some videos on depression too. “She’s depressed” is a common statement which we hear from many people around us. How many times have we heard or said “I’m depressed!”? Probably a few times. Some don’t even want to admit they are depressed. Why is this? Do we feel insecure to talk about our depression? Do we feel people would stereotype us?

It is sad to read a news that India is one of the top depressed countries in the world with an average of 36% falling a prey to depression at some point in life. This was reported by the World Health Organization. We also hear that Women are likely to be affected more by depression than men. Many may debate it’s a “typical female hormone”…

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