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On April 7 we celebrate World Health Day. Each year the World Health Organization—founded on this day in 1948—chooses a relevant health topic and encourages people to start a conversation about it and share what they have learned or experienced with others. This year’s topic is Depression: Let’s talk.

According to the most recent WHO statistics, the number of people living with depression has increased by more than 18% in the last 12 years. It is important to remember that depression can happen to anyone, regardless of how or where a person lives. But also important is the fact that depression is both preventable and treatable.

Visit the WHO Fact sheet to learn more about depression, and check out these Renew Life blogs to learn more about current studies involving depression and mental health.

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Omega-3 May Help with Depression, Inflammation
Need a Quick Mood Boost? Gobble Some Fruits and Veggies

Sources:
http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2017/en/
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs369/en/

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