What these University students did to mark the World Mental Health Day is beyond anyone's thinking. Not only they came forward with a confidence to raise awareness in the society but also they went many extra miles upwards to do their bit.
Yes, Ms. Maddy Heath-Kelly and her friend Ms. Rod Stone jumped out of a plane and flew a banner in the sky to mark today's World Mental Health Day. The recent effort of the Plymouth University students, have done their perfect bit to raise awareness of mental health issues in the society.
This year, it's the 20th anniversary of World Mental Health Day and so are the preparations very strong comparative to the previous ones.
Depression is a debilitating illness that affects one in five women and one in ten men, says report. It has a negative effect upon relationships, a person's ability to work, which in few severe cases even ends up with suicide.
"People can often dismiss mental illnesses as, 'Oh, that person is just feeling a little blue", said Ms. Sujitha Ratnasingham, lead author of the report by the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences and Public Health Ontario. "But they don't fully understand the impact it has on their life as a whole, their work, their social interactions, their family", she added.
This year, the campaigners and supporters for the cause, have once again come forward to talk about depression more openly and do whatever possible to remove this illness from the
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