Every year World Health Day is celebrated on April 7th and this time the theme is, Depression~ Let’s Talk.’
‘Globally, around 350 million people of all ages, from all walks of life, suffer from depression. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year olds.
Depression can be prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is, and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help. ‘ ~ WHO
MINDCARES has hosted an Event on World Health Day in Mumbai to raise awareness, to educate and to get people talking about Depression.
The evening will begin with a talks by Experts~
Let’s Talk Depression~ Adults (How to Identify & Help) : Dr Malay Dave
Let’s Talk Depression~ Children (How to Identify & Help) : Dr Milan Balakrishnan
Following this will be a view from the other side:
Let’s Listen~ Successful Stories of Dealing with Depression
Mr Vijay Nallawala (Author and Guiding Force-Bipolar India)
Mrs Shubhrata Prakash (Author of “The D Word: A Survivor’s Guide to Depression)
Mr Akhileshwar Sahay (Bipolar Survivor and Mental Health Leader)
This will be capped by a Panel Discussion~
Let’ s Fight Stigma and get people to Talk Depression- Panel Discussion
> Dr Niti Sapru (President Elect-Bombay Psychiatric Society)
> Dr Malay Dave (President-Bombay Psychiatric Society)
> Mr Sachin Kalbag (Resident Editor, The Hindu),
>Ms Priyanka Vora (Health Writer,Scroll)
>Mr Akhileshwar Sahay
>Mrs Shubhrata Prakash
>Mr Vijay Nallawala
Prize Distribution and Closing Remarks
Admission for this Event is FREE. So please attend in large numbers. And spread the word as well!