WHO urges African leaders to focus on children’s mental health

World Mental Heath Day- Here is where you can go for help

World Mental Heath Day- Here is where you can go for help

Here's a list of countries with the greatest burden of mental and behavioural disorders, in terms of most years of life lost due to disability or death adjusted for population size, according to World Health Organization.

The awareness day follows Mental Health Awareness Week in May and the World Health Organisation has revealed its objective for this year's World Mental Health Day is to primarily focus on young people and those in the early years of adulthood.

'Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government, with one in 10 CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) failing to meet the mental health investment standard in the previous year - that is leading to adults having to wait as many as four months for treatment in certain areas, while one in four children are being rejected for treatment after referral'.

"Younger people or the millennials and post-millennials form a major chunk of the world's population", says Neuropsychiatrist Dr Era Dutta from Mind Wellness Kolkata, who regularly conducts workshops on millennial mental health. It is time we made people aware of what mental health really is.

According to 2015-16 National Mental Health Survey (NMHS) survey, every sixth person in India needs mental-health help. Mental wellness is rarely discussed in the context of young people due to the belief that the youth can never be depressed. Living with a mental health problem can make it hard to relax and switch off. Lack of sleep is another common side-effect.

"People come to Xero to do the best work of their lives, which is why it's vital we support not only their physical wellbeing, but their mental wellbeing as well", said Rachael Powell, Chief Customer and People Officer at Xero.

"We hope this small step will help those who need to take time out for their personal wellbeing to do so without feeling a stigma".

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A recent evaluation of the McGowan Government's "Think Mental Health" campaign has shown the program has delivered impressive results, with 28 per cent of males who saw the campaign taking action to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Jerry Brown. The Maternal Mental Health bill requires doctors working with pregnant women and new moms to screen these patients for postpartum depression and other mental health conditions.

Although Marisa was not bullied on the internet, she says it was a common occurrence in her peer group.

World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October every year to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy.

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development urged high income countries such as the United Kingdom to spend 10% of their health care budget on mental health.

"We need to make mental health much more of a priority, given that the need for this is so palpable".

"It is for this reason that there can be no sustainable development without attention to mental health".

Half of all mental illness begin by the age of 14 years, but most cases go undetected and untreated, with serious long-term consequences for mental health, it said. Try to encourage employee engagement with mental health initiatives to build morale, improve workplace communication and boost job satisfaction. It was great to see so numerous profession in attendance with enthusiasm to change the status quo.

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