Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Mental health awareness programme kicks-off Wednesday

Mental health awareness programme kicks-off Wednesday

Abuja - "I sold everything I had in Nigeria in preparation from my green card".

Library will celebrate World Mental Health Day 2018 and promote awareness of mental health issues on Wednesday, October 10.

Introduced globally on World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the new Wellbeing Leave changes mean Xero staff can now not only take leave for physical or mental illness, to cover medical procedures, when a partner or dependent requires care, but also to take time off for their own personal wellbeing. Citing the World Health Organization resource, the senior psychiatrist said that early years of adulthood are a time of life when one undergoes several changes such as changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or taking a new job.

Closer home, The National is exploring the pressures of mental health that young people face in the UAE. His mother, a registered nurse in the United States filed for Daniel's green card over eight years ago but he was denied at the Consulate based on his age.

Support for mental health is wide ranging and often added within group risk protection products. Daniel was admitted for three months and received proper treatment at the hospital's psychotherapy facility.

"The time has come for some radical improvements to be made".

Although African countries have been said to be making progress, much more can be done to build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage recovery, the body said.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that half of all mental illnesses began by age 14, and worldwide 10-20 per cent of children and adolescents suffer from mental disorders, and this, to us at The Chronicle, is a very worrying trend which must engage the attention of our health authorities, especially as we celebrate young people and mental health. As reported latest in 2014, it was as low as "one in 100,000 people". "The key to full healing is consistency in psychotherapy and medication", he said.

Symptoms of depression in children are irritability, anger, aches and pains, decreased appetite and disturbed sleep.

"The public, emergency physicians and mental health professionals all agree that emergency departments are inappropriate venues for mentally ill and distressed people". The forum was launched 12 years ago by the Community Alliance for Healthy Minds to provide the community with support, education, resources and stigma-reducing strategies about treating mental illness and suicide prevention.

Here's a list of countries with the greatest burden of mental and behavioural disorders, in terms of most years of life lost due to disability or death adjusted for population size, according to World Health Organization.

"It's just as important to take action to look after your mental health, as you would your physical health". The plan focuses global attention on a long-neglected problem of mental health and is firmly rooted in the principles of human rights.

He said millions of people are caught up in conflict and disasters, putting them at risk of a range of long-term mental health problems. Admittedly there can be many others - and some of these issues might not have been triggered by the workplace itself - but ultimately, there is no denying that stress can be at the core of more serious complaints.

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