[The Barbados Advocate] Depression is the number one problem in mental health. In fact, it is the third greatest cause of disability among all illnesses.
This was revealed by Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Ministry of Health, Dr. Ermine Belle, during her remarks to the congregation at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, yesterday to mark the beginning of Mental Health Month.
In acknowledging this year’s theme “Depression: A Global Crisis”, she pointed out that there is no other theme which could be more appreciate, given the global recession in recent years.
“Through the recession we hear the news from other countries where people have lost their homes, jobs and in some cases people have decided they cannot go on living. These are true problems of a sad situation impacting.”
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