NHS criticised over child mental health spending

One in six people every week experience a common mental health problem like anxiety or depression

And we have to change this.

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.

Dagg notes mental health issues cost the Canadian economy up to $50 billion a year.

Now we must turn those words into action.

Shockingly, 68 percent of respondents said those suffering from mental health disorders should not be given responsibility.

It also recommended a wholesale shift to community-based care for mental health patients, with psychosocial treatments such as talking therapies being offered not just by medical professionals but also by community health workers, peers, teachers and the clergy. Workplace and institutions need to take steps as well to also cater to the mental health needs of the employees. The answer to increasing well being and mental health will come not only from policy change in the house of commons, not only in the curriculum at school or college, but in the way we all relate to each other, the way we interact and support each other.

Research from health insurer BHSF found that a fifth (42%) of United Kingdom employees call in sick citing a physical illness, when the real reason is a mental health issue. I used to think this was my biggest battle, and personally it is.

And we can not stand by and allow this injustice to continue.

For this to happen we need to give suicide prevention the priority it deserves.

Today marks World Mental Health Day - a day observed to spread mental health education, awareness, and to advocate against stigmatization.

"I am delighted we are appointing Jackie Doyle-Price as our dedicated Minister forSuicide Prevention, and I know she will make a real difference". If people are taking regular days off sick or more days off than usual, it could be a sign something more serious is going on.

The Samaritans' helpline will receive up to £1.8m of government funding, ensuring the charity will be able to operate and remain free for the next four years.

Peng said she still remembered when she asked the audience to raise their hands if they were afraid of mental illnesses at a Chinese community event in the Bay Area three years ago, nearly everyone of the audience raised their hands.

So it's critical that we not only deliver parity of care between mental and physical health - but that we do the same for prevention too.

October 7-13 is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

By tackling mental health stigma and helping people understand that mental health belongs to everybody, employers will see productivity, staff retention, and sickness rates improve - it is an issue that businesses can't afford to ignore.

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