Stigma remains as world celebrates Mental Health Day

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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 marks World Mental Health Day today.

Qatar Airways, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), will host a programme of activities and events throughout the month of October created to raise awareness of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, as part of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Professor Wendy Burn, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: "More people being detained under the Mental Health Act represents more people with mental illness reaching crisis point".

Headteacher of Monmouth School Boys' Prep, Mr Neil Shaw, said: "I am exceptionally proud of Seb for raising awareness of mental health and the Young Minds charity".

One in five Canadians suffer from a mental illness, including in Kamloops.

Most importantly of all, the non-profit hosts an enormous expert resource collection with an enormous number of guides and apps to help players manage their mental health.

The theme of this year's World Mental health Day is spot on, but the changing world that we need to see is the one that is able to contribute positively to the prevention of difficulties and the development of good mental health in our children and young people.

"Fortunately, there is a growing recognition of the importance of helping young people build mental resilience, from the earliest ages, in order to cope with the challenges of today's world".

Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to US$16 trillion (S$22 trillion) between 2010 and 2030 if a collective failure to respond is not addressed, according to a report.

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"We have in Kamloops coordinated community mental health services through IHA that people can turn to as well".

Mental Illness affects far more people than many people realize.

It's just as important to take action to look after your mental health, as your physical health.

"There are few greater examples than the injustices facing those with mental health conditions". However, it added that mental health interventions for young people must be carefully planned to "ensure that they are accepted by them and that they will be useful".

Statistics from the World Health Organization indicate that in Africa about five per cent of the population aged below 15 years suffers from mental disorder.

"Employers must show that they are serious about supporting employees with mental health and stress-related issues".

Social shifts, decent education, and pop culture have all played vital roles in the normalisation of mental health problems and the prevalence of these conditions in every day life, meaning that technically, there's never been a better time to talk.

Labour 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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