Welness Thursday

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Depression is a common and serious medical illness which causes persisting feelings of sadness and lack of interest. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Depression can be caused by biological, psychological, environmental and social factors. The treatment can consist of medication and psychotherapies.

How can you help yourself?

  • talk to a person you trust (family, friends, doctors)
  • engage in physical exercise
  • seek and accept help from family, friends, doctors
  • try to stay socially engaged
  • educate yourself about depression

How can you support a family member or a friend who suffers from depression?

  • support the person to seek diagnosis and treatment
  • suggest common activities
  • take remarks on suicide seriously
  • show support! Be understanding, patient and positive!