World Health Day is marked annually on April 7 to raise awareness about the current health concerns of people and the importance of well-being.

The day also marks the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), which was established on April 7, 1948. ​

"WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being," the World Health Organization wrote on its website.

Here are some quotes, collected from Wisdom Quotes, to share on this day:

1. “I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” — J.K. Rowling

2. “I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left. I’m lucky I found one little glimmer stored away.” — Lady Gaga

3. “If you should speak to anyone affected by a mental illness, the chances are that you will hear stories of hidden suffering, shame, and discrimination in nearly every sector of their lives.” — Vikram Patel

4. "You're not the first to go through it, you're not going to be the last to go through it and oftentimes you feel like you're alone and you feel like it's only you and you're in your bubble." — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

5. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” — Stephen Fry

6. “It’s my mission to share this with the world and to let them know that there is life on the other side of those dark times that seem so hopeless and helpless. I want to show the world that there is life — surprising, wonderful and unexpected life after diagnosis.” — Demi Lovato

7. “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” — Barbara Kingsolver

8. “I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me. Which is what therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral, your own bullshit. It helps. And honestly? Antidepressants help! If you can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don’t want to sleep until four in the afternoon. I want to get up and go do my shit and go to work and...’ Reset the auto-meter, kick-start the engine!” — Jon Hamm

9. "Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of year." ⁠— Franklin P. Adams

10. “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” ⁠— William Penn

Healthcare professionals have long warned that Hong Kong's public hospitals were underfunded and unprepared for a coronavirus surge
Healthcare professionals have long warned that Hong Kong's public hospitals were underfunded and unprepared for a coronavirus surge AFP / Peter PARKS