Mental health is emerging as a big problem worldwide in the current time. Almost 1 billion people across the world suffer from some form of mental health problems, among which depression is the most commonly found among all age groups.
While depression is manageable for some people, it can also become a severe problem for some other people and among all age groups, adulthood is an active phase when depression can severely impact someone’s quality of life.
When we talk about depression as a mental disorder, adults must not feel alienated and understand that depression is a common condition anyone can face. They must know that it is never a sign of weakness or inability.
The World Health Organization on the occasion of World Mental Health Day has given some effective tips to avoid depression in adults.
The World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year since 1992, and the WHO theme for this year is "Mental health care for all: let's make it a reality”.
To make its theme a reality, WHO has given the following tips to tackle depression:
1) Talk to someone you trust, whenever you feel depressed and express how you feel.
2) Professional help is a must, as mental health professionals like psychological counsellors and doctors are well-equipped with the right kind of intervention strategies to help you fight depression in an effective way.
3) Stay connected with family and friends and avoid withdrawing yourself from them.
4) Engage yourself with some kind of physical work like exercise or other hobbies you usually enjoy.
5) Adopt a regular eating and sleeping habit as skipping meals or sleep can never help to escape depression.
6) Avoid alcohol or illicit drugs as it can make your depression worse
7) Focus on the positive aspects of life and look to aspects that encourage you.
People must note that like physical health conditions, mental health conditions also need the right kind of approach, techniques and remedial measures often combined with professional help from mental health experts.