Depression can happen to anybody. It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks. Fortunately, depression can be prevented and treated. In October 2016, the World Health Organization launched a one-year campaign to ensure that more people with depression, in all countries, both seek and get help. We feel so strongly about this issue that we have decided to make it the focus of World Health Day 2017. This annual event is an opportunity for all of us to get involved in activities that lead to better health.
Through this platform, you can create your own messages to send to your networks and share information about activities that you are planning.
Events and activities, both in-person and online, are great ways of stimulating discussion and action. They can be anything from exhibitions and discussion fora to fundraisers and briefings for journalists. You can find tips for organizing your activity in our Campaign essentials guide.
We encourage you to organize your activity on or close to World Health Day, 7 April. Some of you may wish to organize activities at other times during the campaign, which ends on 10 October, World Mental Health Day. Tell us about those too.Submit
Our Campaign essentials guide for the Depression: let’s talk campaign provides information that may be useful to you as you plan your activities. It includes sections on the goals of the campaign, and key messages, products and hashtags that you can use in your campaign activities.More information CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS