Community Counsellors in Kakuma Camp. (Michael Oyoo/JRS)
Sometimes people just need to talk and be listened to. World Health Day on 7th April recognises this and has as its 2017 theme ‘Depression: Let’s talk’.
“Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. At worst, depression can lead to suicide, now the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29 year olds.” states the World Health Organisation. “Yet, depression can be prevented and treated. A better understanding of what depression is and how it can be prevented and treated, will help reduce the stigma associated with the condition, and lead to more people seeking help.”