Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Educating the youth on mental health is critical

Educating the youth on mental health is critical

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.

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

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. Eighty per cent of people living with mental illness have a mortality-related physical health condition.

"The lack of resources to deal with this issue is another example of a false economy brought about austerity".

Chance the Rapper offered some words of advice and compassion about mental illness Wednesday, which was designated as World Mental Health Day by the World Federation for Mental Health. According to the Guardian op-ed, despite some improvements in communities around the world, there's still a long way to go.

Mental Illness affects far more people than many people realize.

Issues such as homelessness, exposure to violence and perceived racism are some factors that can worsen the effects of mental health illness in African Americans.

According to the piece, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15 to 29. "It is time to do the same for mental health".

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

An official audit on one day in March this year revealed that almost 500 people were detained under the Mental Health Act in Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Doyle-Price, in her new role as minister for mental health, inequalities and suicide prevention, said: "In my time as health minister I have met many people who have been bereaved by suicide and their stories of pain and loss will stay with me for a long time".

This year's event is on the theme: "Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World". Suffering themselves. Suffering because they are the primary care givers for a loved one who has untreated mental illness or possibly mental illness that is being treated but still causes them a lot of stress and anxiety. However, the service felt many of these emergency retrievals could be avoided if more appropriate and comprehensive mental health services were available in remote and rural areas.

"This is why the World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 World Mental Health Day campaign as "Young people and mental health in a changing world", said the Minister".

"Yes, let's teach them, but let's make sure we tackle ALL the other issues that contribute!" "This initiative is crucial in getting people the help they need early, enough to prevent the situation from getting worse and enabling them to recover well".

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