Truth be told, mental health is still stigmatized. Even when it is
addressed it is downplayed. There’s more empathy over malaria than
depression or any mental health issues. People rather say, ‘I have
malaria’, than admit they are depressed or simply stressed out.
Feeling sad is a normal part of life, however depression is more serious.
Depression is a mood disorder characterized by prolonged feelings of
sadness and loss of interest in daily activities. A depressed individual
typical feels lowly and uninterested in activities including those
activities they may have previously enjoyed.
According to W.H.O, by 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of
disease. Men are three times as likely to commit suicide as women, yet only
half as likely to seek help for depression. Mental illness is a factor in
most suicides and is the most common cause of death for people aged 15 to
We can change the narrative one step at a time.
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