Check up on mental health

  • Letters
  • Thursday, 04 Jan 2018

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 19, 2017 shows a portrait of Kim Jong-Hyun, a 27-year-old lead singer of the massively popular K-pop boyband SHINee, on a mourning altar at a hospital in Seoul.K-pop star Kim Jong-Hyun, 27, lead singer of South Korean boyband SHINee committed suicide in a Seoul hotel room on December 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / pool / CHOI Hyuk

I CAN’T help but think that in recent decades, our society has been experiencing an epidemic of depression. Figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) show that more than 300 million people around the globe are experiencing an episode of what is referred to as clinical depression.

At some point in our lives, everyone seems to have walked down the path fringed with hopelessness, bad temper, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, negativity, tearfulness, anxiety or nervousness.

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