Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Celebrities Demand Global Action to Combat Mental Health Stigma

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Anna Jefferson | 12 October, 2018, 01:54

The accounts that we have suggest that a very large number of young people suffer severe depression, in some extreme cases leading to suicides or attempted suicides.

THE Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association yesterday held a symposium highlighting World Mental Health Day and promoting awareness of mental health issues.

The programme will include a series of educational awareness presentations and displays, social media discussion sessions, mental health-themed drawing and photography competitions for staff and their families, as well as a special health and wellness VIP event on the day itself.

He wants to help spread mental health awareness across the U.K and is urging drivers to address mental health.

Prevention begins with being aware of and understanding the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness.

The World Mental Health Day is celebrated on October 10, every year. The op-ed starts with Gaga and Dr. Adhanom discussing the alarmingly high suicide rate, which they cite as the second leading cause of death of people between ages 15 and 29 globally.

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Paul Avis, marketing director of Canada Life Group Insurance, said: "Mental health issues can be a vicious cycle for employees, fuelled by persistent presenteeism and the need to be "always on". The goal of the week is to replace the stigma of mental illness with hope and support, and to advocate for care for those who need it. People from a black or black British background are more than three times as likely to be detained under the Act as white people.

At yesterday's event, funding constraints for mental health in Ghana came up strongly, with stakeholders lamenting the low investment in an area where the Mental Health Authority previous year said about four million Ghanaians were suffering from mild mental illness. "Even treated mental illness often shortens life, so untreated mental illness is even more substantial of an issue".

Dagg adds that if people ignore their mental well-being, it could have devastating impacts on their physical health.

Harsh lessons in distress - students tell of mental health struggles at universityLabour has had a shadow cabinet minister for mental health since 2015 and the party has pledged to increase spending on services and protect budgets. He further said that the psychiatrists in government cadre are available in each district hospital of State and soon, more psychiatrists would be recruited to provide mental health services at rural area of the State.

The focus of this year's WMHD is on young people.

As a result, mentally ill people were increasing on the streets of Accra because patients were being asked to contribute to their care. She says, "We are working to replace the stigma of mental illness with hope and support and to advocate for care for those who need it".

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