Xero drives awareness to fight stigma of mental health

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Suggesting measures to help take care of one's mental health, Bokatoli said: "There is no health without mental health, our well being, productivity and happiness of life are majorly affected by the state our mental health". This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide. Yet, those struggling with mental health problems are still being marginalised, ' Guterres said.

Meanwhile, another mental health drive has also been launched, called Let's Talk and backed by Mental Health UK.

The advisory panel is supported by representatives of the National Mental Health Commission, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Department of Health. Some of us thrive under a bit of pressure, others find it hard to mange their anxiety; some people can't find a way to escape from their low mood but don't feel they can talk about it and therefore avoid seeking help. Just like physical conditions, mental health conditions can be managed.

The government is adamant more money will be spent on funding mental health treatment in the future. "Eating disorders are also of concern", the World Health Organization said.

A strong relation exists between poor mental health and many other health and development concerns for young people, notably with educational achievements, substance use and abuse, violence, and reproductive and sexual health.

One of the causes of this seeming recurrent phenomenon has been identified as mental disorders that affect children, leading to a steady decline in their performance.

In a separate survey, of 800 people who had attended general first aid courses with St John Ambulance, more than half (55%) were unaware that employees had rights if treated unfairly by their bosses on mental health grounds.

"World Mental Health Day is important in raising awareness and signposting people to the help and support that's available when people are in need". Yet, with much awareness happening around the globe, it may be mentioned that people are accepting the reality of mental illness.

"We also see, every day, the fantastic healing and calming abilities of yoga and mindfulness, and we want to share it".

United Kingdom employees have revealed the real reason they call in sick - despite claiming to have a physical health problem, 42% reveal that the actual cause is a mental health issue.

Debbie Adwent, operations manager for St John Ambulance, said: "We believe these results reflect the experiences of the wider workforce and urge employers to take the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce seriously".

"This could include informal life lessons, talking about issues and problems and how to deal with them, role modelling healthy emotional behaviour, as well as formal life skills or psychosocial support if needed", she said.

"It shows a lot of foresight and guts because we can be a feisty bunch, but everyone put their own territories aside and had a frank discussion about where the gaps were and where our efforts could make a real difference", Professor Kay-Lambkin said.

It also warns of falling numbers of child psychiatrists, at a time when demand continues to rise.

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