APRIL 5, 2017
Each year, the 7th of April is celebrated as the World Health Day to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme for 2017 World Health Day is ‘Depression: Let’s talk’. Everyone experiences depression, stress, or anxiety at some point or the other.
According to a report by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosicences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru nearly 150 million Indians have mental disorders! Due to the stigma attached to mental disorders, about 80 per cent of those with mental disorders start treatment pretty late. A part of this stigma can be reduced by creating better awareness among the public.