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Companies launch programs to battle mental health stigma

Companies launch programs to battle mental health stigma

October 7-13 is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

May's announcement comes a day after the National Audit Office said the United Kingdom government may be "even further away than it thought" from achieving its goal of equal access to physical and mental health services for young people.

While there has been some progress, the authors urge governments to do more, writing that "mental health now receives less than 1 per cent of global aid". Professionals also suggested 20 percent of the world's children and adolescents have mental disorders and about half of mental illnesses begin before the age of 14.

To put mental health in a positive light, facilities management company Sodexo has collaborated with tech company Ed App to develop micro-learning and gamification specifically for mining employees. In fact, India has the highest suicide rate among young people in the world.

Speaking on World Mental Health Day, Commission joint lead editor Professor Vikram Patel, from Harvard Medical School in the U.S., said: "Mental health is the foundation of human capability that makes each life worthwhile and meaningful. As it's completely agnostic, it can be used for any subject like mental health".

"I feel Chinese people now are more open to talking about mental illnesses, which is progress", said Peng.

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National Alliance for Mental Health: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. But it also means using highly refined assessment skills to be able to pick up subtle changes in your patient's behavior, to know when to notify the physician that there is a significant change in condition without having a lot of equipment to help you "make your case" to the doctor. It's not easy, but the impact you will have on others is a priceless reward.

Mental Health Australia is leading the World Mental Health Day campaign in Australia.

"A healthy mind is every bit as important as a healthy body, but the stigma associated with mental health issues is often a huge factor is preventing those struggling, from seeking the right kind of help and support".

"Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government".

"Instead of treating those facing mental health conditions with the compassion we would offer to someone with a physical injury or illness, we ostracize, blame and condemn", the essay continued, adding that funding to help mental illness around the world is terribly low.