Educating the youth on mental health is critical

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This year's theme of world mental health day is 'young people and mental health in the changing world.' The Health Minister further said that the Government of India has implemented the Mental Health Care Act 2017, w.e.f.

The money could be used to help expand mental health services, as growing evidence suggests overuse of social media can have a damaging effect on children and young people, he said.

Wade said having World Mental Health Day is important to let people who struggle with mental illness know they have options for help. But the part we can all play, is overall well being and increasing everyone's mental health.

A fifth (21%) of respondents admitted they are more likely to go into work when feeling unwell from a mental health problem rather than a physical illness, while 15% stated that their boss and colleagues would not take them seriously if they took time off for a mental health issue, up from 12% in 2016.

"I personally believe that this is a dynamic group, because they have the reach to impact their peers and the capacity to carry the message forward to those ahead of them in life". Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness.

The economic and social cost of mental health problems in the United Kingdom amounts to more than £100bn every year.

"In fact, I have never come across such a focus on mental health awareness in a prep school before".

The National Mental Health at Work report, commissioned by Business in the Community in partnership with Mercer, has found that 72% of LGBTQ+ people have experienced mental health issues as a result of work. Less than one percent of global aid is donated to mental health; even in developed countries, the issue is dismissed. Only two in every five people experiencing a mood, anxiety or substance use disorder seek assistance in the first year of the onset of the disorder.

Better mental health support in the workplace can save United Kingdom business up to £8 billion a year, while early intervention for people can help reduce the cost of treating people with these conditions.

"Our conscience as a people is reflected in how we house and care for the mentally ill in our communities and institutions; our conscience as a people is revealed in how we invest and provide for the vulnerable in our society who are unable to make good decisions for themselves", she said.

It called for a human rights-based approach to ensure that people with mental health conditions are not denied fundamental human rights, including access to employment, education and other core life experiences.

"Pets are non-judgmental, are generally always happy to see and spend time with us, and make us feel needed, and so it comes as no surprise that they can have an impact on our wellbeing".

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