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World Health Day 2017: China

Depression: Let's Talk

New Content ItemDepression is kind of terrible condition and illness which occurs when people are in a low mood, and our thoughts, behavior and feelings could be affected easily by it. In China, there are plenty of people in any ages are suffering from depression recent years. By in line with the activities of World Health Day 2017 which initiated by World Health Organization (WHO), China also held series of events to expand the awareness of this disease to public and help us how to better deal with our depressed mood.

BioMed Central is pleased to take this opportunity to share our recent publications in this research area from China and other Asia countries, in order to be of any assistance to the researchers who works in this field.

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What China acts in WHO?

New Content ItemIn China, there are more and more people suffering from depression no matter he/she is young or old. Thus, we must treat depression with both eyes and keep a watchful eye to those people.

To know more information about China's role in this awareness day, please see the homepage WHO. and by clicking following items, you may acquire more knowledge about the WHO in China.

More information about World Health Day 2017

New Content ItemThe World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates the "World Health Day" every year and the theme of this year 2017 is "Depression: Let's Talk", which is aiming to attract more attention and help humanbeings realize how this terrible disease affect our lives. Followings are the aims this campaign hope to achieve:

  • the general public is better informed about depression, its causes and possible consequences, including suicide, and what help is or can be available for prevention and treatment;
  • people with depression seek help; and
  • family, friends and colleagues of people living with depression are able to provide support.

To know more details, please visit the webiste of WHO

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