Mental Health Day: More people seek help, but stigma persists

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Only 4 percent of the global health budget is allocated for mental illness in youth and children.

On October 10 every year, the world observes the day to draw attention to the importance of mental health.

"We welcome this opportunity to work with Kent's businesses by enabling them to find and use the tools available to keep their staff safe and healthy". Yet, those struggling with mental health problems are still being marginalised, ' Guterres said. The tips below are universal principles created to support a diverse range of people across a range of workplaces.

"We believe that many mental health problems are preventable, but for prevention to work for children, changes need to take place in our schools, from primary level upwards".

"In fact, this organization states that half of all mental illness begins at age 14, but most cases remain undetected".

This year's Mental Health Awareness Week theme is "let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing - Mā te taiao kia whakapakari tōu oranga".

"Children and adolescents with mental disorders often face stigma and limited access to health care and education, in violation of their human rights and such needs to change", the agency said.

Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price will lead the national effort and try to end the stigma which stops people from seeking help, the Prime Minister said. "They need support", she said.

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The UN chief said health encompasses both physical and mental well-being.

Depression was the third leading cause of ill-health among adolescents, with suicide being the second leading cause of death among those aged 15 to 29 years, he said. "I spoke earlier of the impact of illicit substances on the mental health of our adolescents, as well as the issues of puberty and relationships on our adolescent population".

The public spending watchdog also warned that the number of young people with a mental health condition is likely to be higher than previously estimated, which will make government ambitions harder to realise.

The mental health charity Mind also has an online tool if you feel like you need help now.

"There remains significant under-investment in the mental health system".

To develop my own understanding, I undertook a programme of meetings with the leading lights in the area to inform our thoughts on how to best support our members, including the NHS, SAMH, SeeMe, The Mental Health Foundation and LawCare.

When it comes to countries, India is the most depressed country in the world, according to the World Health Organisation, followed by China and the USA.

Dr Emmanuel Alhassan said some people enroll their children in schools which they cannot afford the school fees and it becomes a burden for them; some stay on in abusive relationships instead of staying away for some time until it is resolved, or borrow money they can't pay thus putting themselves under stress. That's why we're supporting Natasha Devon's campaign to have the Health and Safety at Work Act updated so that all employers have an obligation to provide mental health first aiders - regardless of whether workplaces are unionised or not - and independent of the size of the business.

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