The World Health Organisation
The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2030 mental health will constitute the largest world wide burden of illness and disease.
Figures from USA, Britain, Australia and Canada suggest that more than 10% of our workforce struggle with depression.
The challenge for us all is to foster and encourage change in society and the workplace so that depression can be better understood, spoken about and dealt with. Up to 1 in 5 battle with 'IT' ( the symptoms of depression) daily.
'Ultimaely, those who are depressed have to take responsibility for their own condition and so need to understand as much about it as possible.' (Lewis Wolpert in Malignant Sadness 1999)