Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Mental Health Awareness Week welcomed by counsellor

Mental Health Awareness Week welcomed by counsellor

First Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day was first observed on 10 October 1992.

"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".

World Mental Health Day, on Wednesday is an opportunity to talk about mental health and raise awareness of what can be done to look after it. An adolescent girl dies as a result of violence every 10 minutes somewhere in the world.

Janice Horsman, CEO of Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind will discuss the charity, and good mental health can help you thrive at work. Adolescence can be a trivial time since there are a lot of changes in the body while they hit puberty, body image issues, and social media bullying.

A CAMPAIGN to promote mental wellbeing will be rolled out tomorrow to support World Mental Health Day.

Ms Doyle-Price, now Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, will ensure every local area has effective plans in place to stop unnecessary deaths and investigate how technology can help identify those most at risk. And hidden, because stigma keeps people from seeking help or getting adequate treatment in rich and poor countries alike, closing doors that might otherwise be opened to people who are suffering so desperately.

"Although shocking, these findings don't surprise me - this report must provide a reality check for employers, who need to be more proactive and focus on early intervention".

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Mental illness costs society almost $200 billion annually, often striking young adults who, as wage earners, would otherwise contribute to the economy and to their own welfare.

Whether in honor of lost loved ones or those now affected by mental illness, students and community members alike joined the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at their first annual Strides Against Stigma walk on Sunday.

The World Health Organisation estimates that depression will be the number one health concern in both the developed and developing nations by 2030. That's why it's so important to talk about what's going on and seek support early.

In the DHCC, close to 30 clinical partners offer services in mental health issues that affect children and adults alike.

Professor Helen Herrman, president of the World Psychiatric Association, said: "We've seen a rise in mental illness in young people when, with all the knowledge we have, we should be seeing a decrease". Shockingly, this lack of employer support has led to an average of 8.4 sick days taken each year, per employee, due to a mental health problem. In the Republic of Ireland men are four times as likely to take their own life. Adolescents with anxiety are also less likely to attend university and are more likely to struggle with problems in young adulthood such as anxiety, depression and drug addiction.

The survey of more than 2,000 workers in the United Kingdom found that four in ten people (39 percent) are already using technology - such as online services, mobile apps and wearables - to manage stress, improve sleep and boost mental wellbeing; the number is even greater - 46 percent - among those who have experienced mental health issues.

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