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Battling discrimination and stigma against mental health

Battling discrimination and stigma against mental health

"If it can help just one person then it is a very important muddy van".

This year's event is on the theme: "Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World".

Augustina Pinaman Appau, has stated that lifestyle choices, social and economic factors are largely responsible for mental disorders among the Ghanaian youth.

The Mental Health Act is used in cases where people require urgent treatment and pose a risk to themselves or others. It will also teach those kids, as well as other kids who don't have anything, that mental illnesses are not scary and everyone can still be amongst each other without problems.

Mental health can affect anyone at any age.

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.

On Tuesday, the Guardian published an op-ed co-written by Lady Gaga and World Health Organization director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus about the lack of attention and resources devoted to mental health issues across the globe.

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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.

"I was going through quite a tough time with some depression and anxiety, so me and my family made a decision to get dog, to add a bit more joy and life into the home".

There are a lot of talks on championing good mental health, but one of the most powerful statements was from the American singer-songwriter, Lady Gaga. In addition to shining a light on mental illness, the week also offers an opportunity for behavioral health nurses to reflect on the impact they have in the lives of the people they serve.

For general questions about mental health issues or treatment options in the area, The National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline is available Monday through Friday 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.

Improved understanding of the perspectives and priorities of people with experience of mental illness is vital if change is to be fully realised.

Speaking at a Downing Street reception marking World Mental Health Day, May said: "When I first became prime minister, I stood on the steps of Downing Street and pledged to fight the burning injustices in our society". 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.

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.


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