Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

10 things to know about Aussies and mental health

A cross section of senior citizens A cross section of senior citizens
Samantha Long | 13 October, 2018, 19:27

Labour shadow cabinet member for public health at Peterborough City Council, Cllr Samantha Hemraj, said: "As shadow cabinet member with responsibility for health issues in Peterborough, I believe the first step is to take away the stigma associated with mental illness".

Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price will lead the national effort and try to end the stigma which stops people from seeking help, Theresa May announced as she marked World Mental Health Day.

This year, particular importance is being paid to the mental health of young people around the world.

World Mental Health Day is an annual event created to promote worldwide mental health education, awareness and advocacy, particularly against the social stigma that many people with mental health issues face.

The report also reveals that in many countries, people with mental disorders still routinely suffer gross human rights violations - including shackling, torture and imprisonment.

Gaga noted that one in four of us will have to deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives and that 800,000 people will commit suicide this year.

Around 4,500 people take their lives every year in England and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45. It is only when we understand the problem better that we will be able to solve it.

Adebowale explained that alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents are some of the major causes of mental illness and other medical conditions.

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"We've seen a rise in mental illness in young people when, with all the knowledge we have, we should be seeing a decrease", Professor Helen Herrman, President of the World Psychiatric Association said in the statement.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav has expressed concern over the increase in the number of mental patients in Nepal every year due to illiteracy, unemployment, migration, social disintegration, poverty and natural disasters.

According to experts, compared with adults, young people have less favourable attitudes towards people with mental illness.

Schools will also be given help to measure their students' health, including their mental wellbeing, under the plans.

Together, they will pool their knowledge to help improve mental health outcomes.

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

'The mental health support that's available via group risk protection products is, quite simply, fantastic.

"Dedicated to promoting mental health services and providing peer support within the underserved Chinese community, Elaine Peng helped establish the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chinese Community Service Committee in the San Francisco Bay Area and developed the first NAMI Chinese website in the United States, in addition to having developed multiple NAMI programs for the Chinese community", said Wieckowski in a California Senate resolution dated September 26.

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