Schippers wants some depressiegevallen significantly reducing

Schippers wants some depressiegevallen significantly reducing

In 2030 the number of people with a depression in our country with 30 per cent have been reduced. That is the goal of minister Edith Schippers of public Health.

To achieve this, draw it Wednesday an agreement for a minimum of five years with nineteen parties. Cooperation is, according to the bewindsvrouw crucial to the “ambitious” target. Nearly 20 percent of adults will suffer from depression.

The programme focuses on the six groups who have a high risk of developing a depression. It comes to young people, young women, huisartsenpatiënten, employees with a stressful profession, the chronically ill and their caregivers.

Each year, a group central in the depressiepreventieprogramma. This year that young women and young people. The agreement should, inter alia, raise awareness about depression to increase, provide for early identification and better cooperation between the care providers.

Timely help

“It is important that we know more, rather identifying and challenging the taboo, so that people rather ask for help and get it. With timely help, you can even prevent that someone is really in a depression hits,” says Schippers.

The netherlands has 800,000 people with depression. One in twenty adults struggling with depression and on young people is that one in fifteen. Last year september began Schippers is already a public campaign to the taboo around depression to break through and to create discussion.

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