Self-disclosure is the focus of World Mental Health DayListen /
One of the major barriers against treatment for depression is that people don't seek help according to Dr. Shekar Saxena of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Saxena, WHO's Director for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, says depression is a disease in which sadness is sustained for two weeks or more and which affects a person's ability to function in daily life.
He has arranged, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day observed on the 10 October, for two members of the British Parliament to share their stories of how they fought and overcame depression.
"The two British MPs are going to talk about not policy making, but about their own depression. These MPs declared on the floor of the Parliament in England a few months back that they had depression, they sought help and they are better." (Duration: 17″)