World Health Day – It’s time to fight Depression

The theme of world health day 2017 is Depression

The world health day is celebrated by the people all across the world every year on 7th of April under the leadership of world health organization to draw the mass people attention towards the importance of global health. World health assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva by the WHO where it was decided to celebrate the world health day annually on 7th of April. It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as the world health day. It is an annual event being celebrated for years to raise the common public awareness towards the health issues and concerns.

World health day- 7th April 2017
World health day- 7th April 2017

World health day targets all the health issues on global basis for which several programs are organized yearly by the WHO and other related health organization at various places like schools, colleges and other crowed places. It is celebrated to remember the establishment of the world health organization as well as draw the attention of people towards the major health issues in the world.

Why world health day is celebrated?

World health day celebration focuses on increasing the life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting living habits. Youths of the new era are also targeted by these events to prevent and make them healthy to make the world healthy and free from AIDS and HIV.

Some of the objectives

  • To increase the awareness of various causes.
  • To provide detail knowledge of getting prevented from various diseases and their complications.
  • To promote self care among people.
  • To protect families living in the disease vulnerable areas.

The theme of world health day 2017 is Depression


While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood. It’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

More than 322 million people are living with depression around the world.

Types of depression

There are several types of depression

  • Major depression
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Psychotic depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Seasonal effective disorder
  • Bipolar disorder

Sign and symptoms

Sadness is only a small part of depression. Some people with depression may not feel sadness at all. Depression has many other symptoms, including physical ones.

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or empty mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest, or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, being slowed down
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decision
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
  • Restlessness

How to beat depression?

The most important thing that you can do to eliminate depression for good is to change your thinking. Specifically, replace negative thoughts that depress you with more positive thoughts that keep you happier and depression- free.

  • Change your thinking
  • Go outside and get sunlight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Enjoy social interaction
  • Get plenty of restful sleep each night

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Neelam Mishra

She loves to write and her write -ups speak for her. She is an entertainment bee, and for her work is everything.
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