Secret In Solving Depression Is To Get It Out

Secret In Solving Depression Is To Get It Out

Western Australia Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook

Western Australia, Let’s Talk

Victor P Taffa

Western Australians are encouraged to join the conversation today with Depression: Let’s Talk, an initiative representing this year’s theme of the World Health Organisation’s World Health Day.

In Australia, one in 5 women and one in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetimes.

“It is vital as a community that we continue to talk about depression, and to encourage sufferers to feel supported in asking for help.” Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook said.

“Depression can affect anyone at any time, lasting for weeks or even years, and can have serious consequences for a person’s mental and physical wellbeing.”

In the past 12 months, about one in 13 Western Australians reported that their family GP had diagnosed them with depression, with more cases reported among women.