1.5 million Thais over the age of 15 suffer from depression.
Depression, a silent threat
The Nation October 11, 2012 1:00 am
The Public Health Ministry yesterday cautioned that depression posed a silent threat to health, warning that it could strike at any age and revealing that about 350 million people worldwide and some 1.5 million Thais over the age of 15 suffered from the disease.
Only one quarter of Thais with the illness receive treatment, and people with depression commit suicide at a rate that is 20 times higher than persons without the disease, Deputy Public Health Minister Dr Surawit Khonsomboon said yesterday. Yesterday marked World Mental Health Day, which this year was themed "Depression: A Global Crisis".
Surawit said the ministry would implement three measures: educating the public that people with depression are not "crazy" and can be treated; extending depression-treatment services to all community and general hospitals; and encouraging people to exercise, which helps counter depression by the release of the hormone endorphine.
Depression, a silent threat - The Nation
I don't think you should count as being depressed if your skin is too dark or can't afford iphone 5....
You'd fit right in.
Wearing black socks with sandals is a clear sign of depression.
Did that pic come with the article? Or did you have to google image 'depressed Asian'?
Depression is quite real. Like insomnia or anorexia, nobody really seems to take it seriously.
Prozac was a big step forward. For some, Viagra was a giant leap that would have impressed Neil Armstrong.
Biggest cause of depression in Asia is Apple. Why bother with the iPhone or anything else proprietary? Switch to Android and a lot of depressed people will be cured.
Smegma has anti-depressant properties when mixed with the saliva of attractive women and absorbed through the tongue. Semen on the tongue and tonsils of the same demographic also has the same anti-depressant properties.
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It's not all bad, depression. John Keats was a fan of it, Milton too. Oh, they loved a bit of depression.
“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” That's Keatsy.
the girl in the OP looks a bit like an ex-gf of mine, but i think the ex-gf was more tourette's and bipolar than depressive 'n' suicidal...
Imodium can't stop me.