16 Jan Depression
Depression is the leading cause of illness. Are you aware that more than 300 million people are now living with depression according to the latest estimates from WHO, which is an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. The lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of shame, prevent people from acquiring the treatment they need to live healthy, productive and successful lives.
Contribution to mental health makes economic sense. Every $1 invested in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to a return of $4 in better health and ability to work.
Failure to act is costly. Poor levels of acceptance and access to care create another common mental disorder- anxiety This results in a worldwide economic loss of a trillion US dollars every year. The losses are then brought down to households, employers, and governments.
At Enhanced Life Coaching, we see households fall flat financially when people cannot work. Employers suffer when employees become less productive and are unable to work. Governments have to pay higher health and wealth fare expenditures.
WHO has identified strong links between depression and other noncommunicable disorders and diseases. Depression increases the risk of substance abuse disorders and diseases such as heart disease and diabetes; paradoxically, people with these other conditions have a higher risk of depression.
Depression is a common mental illness characterized by constant sadness and a lack of interest in activities that they would normally enjoy. Accompanying this is an inability to carry out daily activities, for 14 days or longer.
Also, people with depression normally have several of the following; a change of appetite; loss of energy; anxiety; sleeping more or less; indecisiveness; reduced concentration; feelings of worthlessness, restlessness, guilt, or hopelessness; and thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
At Enhanced Life Coaching, our Practitioners discover the root-cause of the depression and work closely with our clients to diminish their obstacles.
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