Press Release: Divas of colour 2015 launches ‘Reach out to someone campaign against Depression in support of Depression Alliance UK.


Divas of colour 2015 launches its campaign against depression – ‘Reach out to some one’  in a bid to get people talking about depression and encouraging those struggling with it to speak up and find help early.  The campaign will also be channelled to use it to raise fund with our chosen charity .

To get us started, we encourage people to reach out to someone either by phone, or on a date or meeting, or visiting  friends and families and strangers, neighbours, take picture or a short video with them and post to their social media with the hash tag – #Reachoutagainstdepression  #DivasofcolourReachout  #DOCReachoutCampaign  with @mbwmgt  and then donating at least £5.00 to help us raise funds for our chosen charity.

Every year millions of people lose their lives or live in terror from the burden of Depression yet, this illness is rarely talked about.  Often times people are scared and feel ashamed to speak out and find help.

As it is the tradition on Divas of colour to raise awareness on issues affecting women particularly women of colour, this year our issue is Depression and Mental health and as such, we’ve chosen Depression Alliance UK to work with in raising awareness on this issue as also raise fund to help with their work on this. To donate, simple go here :

Interested individuals and business can also register to exhibit, sponsor or buy ticket to attend the grand ceremony in March 2015 in London when hundreds of women from around the globe will be coming to London for recognition and celebration of their best.

Top celebrities in the Black community like Pauline Long, Theodora Ibekwe , Evelyn Obahor, Emeka Anyanwu,  and a host of others are already solidly behind the campaign and are set to take the challenge.

Faustina Anyanwu the founder of Divas of colour says, “Depression is a serious matter . A lot of women especially in our communities are struggling with this issue but find it shameful to admit it.  As women, we have to take the lead to get people talking about it and helping women seek for help on time. I hope this campaign will also help to clear off the stigma to which sufferers are tagged with.   I know together we can make this happen. Lets go!”

About Divas of colour

Divas of colour International women’s award is the largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour to celebrate the best of women of colour from around the globe whilst tackling issues that challenge them.  Divas of colour International women’s award was launched earlier this year March at the Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge luxury hotel.  The event includes – Trade show exhibitions, fashion show competitions, models face competitions , keynote speeches and the actual award ceremony .  It is a whole day event, with the tradeshow starting off from mid day till evening and is free to attend. Then, the actual award and fashion events commences from around 5pm to celebrate


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What WHO says about Depression

Depression is a common illness worldwide, with an estimated 350 million people affected. Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school and in the family. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Suicide results in an estimated 1 million deaths every year.

Although there are known, effective treatments for depression, fewer than half of those affected in the world (in some countries, fewer than 10%) receive such treatments. Barriers to effective care include a lack of resources, lack of trained health care providers, and social stigma associated with mental disorders. Another barrier to effective care is inaccurate assessment. Even in some high-income countries, people who are depressed are not always correctly diagnosed, and others who do not have the disorder are occasionally misdiagnosed and prescribed antidepressants.

Key facts

  • Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease.
  • More women are affected by depression than men.
  • At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.
  • There are effective treatments for depression

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