The European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD), an international network of experts, is committed to depressed patients and the prevention of suicidality.The main purpose of the society is to promote the public health and education and furthermore to promote the care of depressed patients and the prevention of suicides by initiating community-based intervention programmes.
This work is important as in Europe it is estimated that 18.4 million Europeans suffer from depression. Having a depression can impair the quality of life more than other diseases and often leads to suicide. Therefore it is important to further take action nationally and commonly Europe wide.
Last update: 06.12.2013