World Health Day: Power Imbalances and Inequalities Big Part of Poor Mental Health

 by Dainius Puras
Blog Post Health and Human Rights Journal, – April 6, 2017

Read online at:
https://www.hhrjournal.org/2017/04/world-health-day-power-imbalances-and-inequalities-big-part-of-poor-mental-health/

Every year, World Health Day falls on 7 April, the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year, WHO observes this occasion by promoting an important global health issue. This year, the theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk”. “Let us talk” is a very good slogan chosen for this World Health Day of 2017. People need to talk about their depression, about what they think might be behind feeling sad or happy. Those who make policy decisions need to talk about what went wrong with addressing mental health of individuals and societies, and how things need to be different now. It may be a hard talk – but even more so it is important that we need to talk.

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