Why it's important to understand mental health

World Mental Health Day 2018

"Keeping people aware is very important on a daily basis and how important the struggle to stay healthy is hard for some people", Wade said.

We want to use this year's World Mental Health Day to draw attention to two things.

According to the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, results showed that 1 out of 7 American children ages 2 to 8 years old had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.

Akanksha Pandey, a psychologist at Fortis Hospital, said, "With greater awareness, availability, and acceptance, a lot of young women in their 20s and 30s are seeking help against the stigma of the society".

For World Mental Health Day 2018, today (10 October), the Mental Health Foundation is focusing on education, and launching our new campaign, Make it Count, because mental health is not extracurricular.

His latest work brings to life the image of an elephant stuck inside a transit van, to symbolise the real elephant in the room - mental health stigma.

The organisation also lists depression as the third leading cause of mental illness and disability among adolescents globally, while suicide is the second leading cause of deaths among 15-29-year-olds.

"People do think about mental health issues, do talk about mental health issues more than when I started", said Interior Health's Medical Director for Mental Health and Substance Use Dr. Paul Dagg. 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. Have you ever thought that the maid who works in your home, the sweeper who keeps your lane clean, and the rickshaw-puller who takes you places needs mental health treatment support? NAMI cites research that among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9 percent received mental health services in the past year.

"We have in Kamloops coordinated community mental health services through IHA that people can turn to as well". The emphasis is on improving physical health outcomes for people who experience mental health conditions and addictions.

"Because some of the topics that the theme covers; suicide, bullying, trauma and gender identity, we made a decision to focus on high school students, because these are issues that are affecting our youth and they are being downplayed in a lot of instances because youth are not given a voice to express themselves", she said. "If these disorders are left untreated, they can extend into adult life, thus impacting educational attainment, employment, relationships and even parenting", warned Tarun Dua, a mental health adviser at the WHO. Mental illnesses on an average are equal in men and women.

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