Stigma remains as world celebrates Mental Health Day

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She continues, "We teach teens how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and how get help. and how we need to reduce stigma of mental illness".

Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to US$16 trillion (S$22 trillion) between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to an expert report published on Tuesday (Oct 9). It is vital that we understand that mental health holds equal importance and addressing it sooner is only going to benefit us.

On completion, trainees will gain a qualification in Adult Mental Health First Aid, with the certificate issued by Mental Health First Aid (England).

For we are not looking after our health if we are not looking after our mental health.

Mental Illness affects far more people than many people realize.

"Untreated depression, for example, increases the risk of cardiac illness, a whole range of other illnesses".

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, led by Simon Wessely, will enable the government to bring forward historic new legislation - and it is wonderful that it has taken so long for us to review our mental health legislation - to help ensure that all people treated under the act are treated with dignity and respect. The neighbour that we can look out for because they have no family, the person who is unable to work through illness, the child at school who has conditions such as ADHD, dyspraxia and other disabilities which mean they need out understanding and support. Set up to create a positive shift in public attitudes towards mental health problems, Time to Change supports communities, schools and workplaces to open up to mental health problems; to talk and to listen. However, it added that mental health interventions for young people must be carefully planned to "ensure that they are accepted by them and that they will be useful".

In every country on the planet, the burden of mental illness is rising, according to the authors of a new report.

Together, they will pool their knowledge to help improve mental health outcomes.

Heather says, "Approximately one-half of chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14".

"In too many places support services are non-existent and those with treatable conditions are criminalized - literally chained up in inhumane conditions, cut off from the rest of society without hope", the writers said.

It may be a cliche that young people are permanently attached to their phones, but the recent DASH study has taken advantage of this stereotype by using a web-based decision aid to encourage teenagers to seek help for self-harming behavior.

The research shows that Kiwis who meet the global physical activity recommendations of at least 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity a week are 51% more likely to have healthy mental wellbeing.

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