As part of a recent effort to raise awareness and encourage treatment for depression, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently running a campaign called “Depression: Let’s Talk.” The campaign includes a selection of helpful handouts and a series of videos, which prompt friends and family members to discuss their feelings of sadness and fear first step in recognising and resolving depression.

New Video Series on Depression from the WHO

On World Health Day, which occurred Friday April 7, 2017, the World Health Organisation released a series of videos about depression. The videos depict animated characters in different settings and during different phases of life, raising awareness for depression in all its forms. One video simply emphasises the need to talk about depression, rather than attempting to hide it. Another addresses the challenges facing young adults. A third video turns the focus on depression in the elderly.

For mothers suffering from postpartum depression, there is a special video offering support and awareness. The video series also includes live Q&A sessions and testimonials from people who have recovered from depression or who are currently on the path back to mental wellness.

WHO Depression Handouts

In addition to the video series, the World Health Organisation has produced a number of brochures and pamphlets, all viewable and printable from the WHO website. They include information for depression suffers of all ages and walks of life. For parents, the brochure entitled “Worried that your child is depressed?” can be a helpful resource. Teens and young adults may benefit from the handout “Worried About the Future? Preventing Depression During Your Teens and Twenties.”

Other articles cover topics such as postpartum depression, suicidal depression, and depression among the elderly. Each handout or article deals with the topic in a calm, conversational tone, noting the warning signs or symptoms of severe depression and pointing families, friends, and depression sufferers towards help and a happier life.

Depression Treatment in Singapore

One primary source of help for depression sufferers is a local psychiatrist in Singapore. At Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic, we offer a welcoming atmosphere where patients can find privacy, acceptance, and real help. We recognise the growing need for effective treatment of depression among Singaporeans of all ages, and we employ a variety of medications, therapies, and other treatments to ensure that each one of our depressed patients receives the best chance of recovery.

More Depression Recovery Resources

If you feel that you or someone you know if struggling with depression, visit our website and review our list of the common signs and symptoms of depression. You can also find information about the causes of depression and different kinds of depression. Most importantly, you can discover our effective therapies for changing those dark, harmful thought patterns.

Available Treatments for Depression in Singapore

At Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic, we emphasise holistic care. Along with pharmacotherapy, we offer treatments such as eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Please contact Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic today by filling out our contact form online. We’ll be in touch as soon as possible to help you get started with treatment so that you can find relief from depression.

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Source: World Health Organisation, 7 April 2017; Straits Times, 4 April 2017