More than 350 million people suffer from depression globally, the World Health Organization said, ahead of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday.
“It is not a disease of developed countries, it is a global phenomenon. It’s present in both genders and in rich and poor populations,” Dr Shekhar Saxena, head of the WHO’s mental health and substance abuse department, told reporters in Geneva.
Depression is nothing to laugh at but pardon me if I dislike organizations that want you to this or that. I am tired of those who want to prescribe pills or go to some idiot who will take your money and sit there talking stupidly while pushing nonsense.
The only point I agree on is that talking it out can be valuable if it is someone who cares about that person. Just because someone is depressed does not make them stupid.
While drugs can be a benefit, abuse is built into the system from those who want to prescribe drugs for everything.