According to the world health organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and will be the single biggest cause of burden both economically and sociologically out of all health conditions in a few short years.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for people in this country aged between 15- 44 and takes twice as many lives as all other forms of violence combined.It should be the nation’s most pressing issue, but it is not.It really is the nation’s shame.
Personally, I don’t find these statistics to be acceptable or tolerable and the fact of the matter is that they are largely preventable. Education and awareness, prevention and treatment, well-funded resources must become a major focused priority to halt its incessant rampaging destructive progress. Whilst the challenge is immense, our resolve to overcome must be greater.
My research finds that there are a number of major driving factors that account for this situation, specifically experiences of hopelessness, helplessness, passivity, boredom, fear and isolation. Often driving these conditions is a loss of autonomy, control over our interpretation of life’s circumstances, having a sense of purpose and community connectedness. Pivotal to any program to attack this situation I believe surely must be to try and assist people in developing these aspects.
My strategy to fight this situation is a three pronged attack.
1.To raise money for Beyond Blue(Or your relevant charity in your country) who have a mission to provide national leadership to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in our community. Supporting individuals in their time of crises and empowering people to seek help through recovery, education, management and resilience.
- To provide some idea’s around how to live a life filled with hope, inspiration, fun, adventure, excitement, possibility and fulfillment.This is in the form of my email course titled “How to re-vitalize, re-invent and re-position yourself in the new global economy”.
3.As the escalating inequality of wealth has been identified as a major contributing factor in escalating social and health issues, i describe an economic model that is the ultimate equalizer as it offers equal opportunity for anybody and is completely dependent on our ability to connect, support, understand and assist others.The only way you can succeed in this model is to help other’s succeed, so it is the people before profits model, which is totally opposite to what we are seeing in the “Dog eat dog” corporate fat cat world.It is based on collaboration instead of competition.
For more information on how you can participate,please accept my gift to you in the form of my report”How to Escape the Wage Trap”.I only ask that you will pay it forward and use the information as you see fit.
Have a sensational day,