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Every sixth person in India needs mental-health help

Every sixth person in India needs mental-health help

Caroline Bowes, Dechert's director of human resources for EMEA, said: 'All of our programmes - whether aimed at physical, financial or mental wellbeing - are created to engage, educate and provide the best possible support to our people'.

Mental healthcare should also be an essential component of universal health coverage, which will soon be implemented in South Africa as the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.

The piece tackles the issues surrounding mental healthcare, or lack thereof, and asks that we all work to de-stigmatize illnesses that plague so many.

The article explained that around the world, mental health conditions cost roughly US$2.5 trillion per year, "a figure that is expected to balloon to $6tn by 2030 unless we take action". He said that changing dynamics of society with increasing culture of nuclear family/ disturbed family/ higher divorce rates lead to mental health issues in youth.

In fact, mental health care now receives less than 1 percent of global aid.

City based psychologists from the city said they see more number of young girls and women seeking treatment for mental health. 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.

October 7-13 is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

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This year's event will be crowned with a public lecture on mental health at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall at Osu in Accra. This approach will help in minimizing the mental illness to a great extent.

"By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world." they began. We need nurses who have what it takes to make a difference in the lives of Milwaukee County residents with mental health needs. We have a long way to go as a state in the way that we fund treatment. Less than one percent of global aid is donated to mental health; even in developed countries, the issue is dismissed. Though the report acknowledged India's efforts to get in place the landmark mental health care bill in 2017 entitling people with mental disorders to access comprehensive medical and social care services in community settings, it said the quality of care continues to be poor for mental health patients.

"For too long, mental health has been mostly an afterthought, despite its overwhelming impacts on communities and young people, everywhere", Guterres said in a message for this world day.

Mental health is a serious problem spanning all ages all over the world, as staggering figures have proven.

To young kids and teenagers, it isn't easy to spot someone who shows signs of common disorders such as anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, or bipolar.

Experts say that women may be prone to some disorders (anxiety disorders) as they undergo a cyclic hormonal changes every month, but overall the prevalence is the same among both the sexes. "It is time to do the same for mental health".


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