Learn Depression Publications from CAMH for World Health Day 2017

Published on April 7th, 2017 | from CAMH Education

Depression Publications from CAMH for World Health Day 2017

April 7 is the World Health Organization (WHO)’s World Health Day. For 2017, the theme is depression. According to WHO, “depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are now living with depression, and increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.”  

CAMH has produced several publications on depression, which are available on our online store. Today we feature four.

Depression: An Information Guide

Understanding Psychiatric Medications: Antidepressants

Can I Catch It Like a Cold?

Postpartum Depression

Depression: An Information Guide
Written for people with depression, along with their family and friends, this guide will help readers? to understand and navigate through the realities of depression, and the options available to them as they move toward recovery.

Understanding Psychiatric Medications: Antidepressants
Also written for people with depression, their family and friends, this booklet is designed to help people better understand and make choices about antidepressants. It discusses what the drugs are used for, the different types and names of drugs, their effects and their place in the treatment of mental health problems.

Can I Catch It Like A Cold?: Coping with a Parent’s Depression
This children’s book explores the many questions asked by kids when a parent has depression. It intends to spur dialogue, offer reassurance and allay fears for children  who cope with this adult-sized problem.

Postpartum Depression: A guide for front-line health and social service providers
Intended for medical professionals, this practical and evidence-based guide on postpartum depression (PPD) includes the best and most current studies to date on PPD as well as practical experience from the field.


Also check out the WHO World Health Day site for more information, videos and resources: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2017/en/

Related resources

CAMH website
More information and resources on depression and other mental health topics, including print-friendly PDFs of some brochures:

CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre
infographics, including depression:

Patient resources for depression on Psychiatry for Primary Care toolkit:

CAMH Courses for health care professionals
CBT L1: Essentials for Depression, Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder, part of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Certificate Program:






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