Can We Talk About Depression?

Ever felt the need to talk to someone, anyone and you couldn’t find? Perhaps you know someone who got tired of talking to people because “they don’t care” and “they judge me?” Have you, even if just once, felt the need for a platform, a system in place for conversations about the seemingly ‘unimportant’ things like, say, mental health, and that it’d be a good idea, even a life-saving one?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, an “estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression” and “depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide{…}a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.”

Can we stop for a while, pause those ‘important things’ we’ve got going and talk about depression? Can we give our mental health priority?

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Everyday from Monday the 16th till Tuesday the 31st of January, we will be talking on our social platforms (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) about depression: what it is and isn’t, how to recognize the signs, how to deal with it and communicate with people who are battling it, and what the road to recovery can be like.

We will also be sharing real stories of people across Africa who’re battling depression or have once battled it and overcome.

Please, join us to break the culture of silence around mental health, especially in Africa, and if you’ve got stories to tell or you know someone with a story and they’re willing to share, send us a message or email at purplestoriesart@gmail.com

Mental health is an important part of global health.


For purplestories.org

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