World Mental Health Day observed

12 October, 2018, 04:41 | Author: Kara Nash
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"Many of the problems facing our young people today such as bullying, suicide, the onset of mental illness, the effects of trauma and discrimination require our time and attention, awareness and compassion as well as new programmes and guidelines on how we can protect and empower the next generation". Youth are also affected: one in five aged 13-18 experience a severe mental disorder. "But we know that, for example, one in three Canadians with a mental health condition get help, which means two out of three don't".

The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per cent).

"The Government needs to take this hidden condition far more seriously".

"For too long, mental health has been mostly an afterthought, despite its overwhelming impacts on communities and young people, everywhere", Guterres said in a message for this world day.

Most importantly of all, the non-profit hosts an enormous expert resource collection with an enormous number of guides and apps to help players manage their mental health. Organizations, ministers and representatives from more than 50 countries will continue to discuss the many issues surrounding mental health in the capital today.

"Neuropsychiatric disorders are among the leading causes of worldwide disability in young people".

Take This also hosts blog posts on the relationship between gaming and mental health, and the organization runs an Ambassador Program that partners with streamers known for creating thoughtful, empathetic, and affirming communities. "It is time to act on mental health".


With an aim to raise awareness about mental health issues, World Mental Health Day has been observed across the world on Wednesday.

"Knowing you can get mental health help as a young parent was a big thing for me", she said.

The new strategy, launched on World Mental Health Day, focuses on four key elements - education, provision, communication and assurance following the appointment of a new Head of Mental Health.

She said the medicines to treat mental illness should be subsidized and more departments should be opened for mental health patients in major public sector hospital.

This year's theme is "young people and mental health in a changing world".

"A healthy mind is every bit as important as a healthy body, but the stigma associated with mental health issues is often a huge factor is preventing those struggling, from seeking the right kind of help and support". For children's wellbeing to thrive during school hours, teachers need the confidence and knowledge to nurture young people's development.

"The time has come for us all, collectively, to tackle the causes and symptoms of mental illness, and provide care for those who suffer from it", says Gaga.

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