Depression

800,000 people commit suicide every year: WHO

Every year, close to 800,000 people commit suicide, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016.

Talking about depression is the key to recovery, says WHO

Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide and particularly those in poorer countries, UN health experts say.

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Putting mental health at centre of development agenda

Depression and anxiety are increasing worldwide and cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year, according to the UN.

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Road injuries, depression top adolescent health challenges - UN agency

Road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS and suicide are the top killers of adolescents globally, while depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability, the United Nations reported today, urging a stronger focus on the health of boys and girls in their pre- and teen years.