Theme, Significance and Objective of The Day Dedicated To Mental Disorders

Ebony Scott
October 12, 2018

This year's theme of world mental health day is 'young people and mental health in the changing world.' The Health Minister further said that the Government of India has implemented the Mental Health Care Act 2017, w.e.f.

Recent data from the Ghana Health Service has revealed that about 41 percent of Ghanaians have some form of psychological illness.

Penned by the Lancet Commission on Mental Health, the report highlighted that people living with mental illnesses still routinely suffer "gross human rights violations" including "torture".

"Yet despite the universality of the issue, we struggle to talk about it openly or to offer adequate care or resources".

Peng said she still remembered when she asked the audience to raise their hands if they were afraid of mental illnesses at a Chinese community event in the Bay Area three years ago, nearly everyone of the audience raised their hands.

I am proud that my own department runs mental health and well-being events, and is growing our pool of mental health first aiders, developing a culture where people can speak openly about their mental health problems.

WHO figures indicate 20 per of adolescents experience a mental health issue in any given year.

There are degrees to the magnitude and type of mental illnesses.

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For such a long time I have campaigned for mental health, having had a relationship with anti-depressants since my early teenage years.

Dr Sands suggested mental illness greatly increases the risk of contracting other serious medical conditions such as HIV, diabetes, and heart disease. "The challenges are to help people understand that it is an illness and there are medicines and treatment available". "Even when treatment is sought, its quality is poor - the World Mental Health Surveys reported that one in five people with depressive disorder received minimally adequate treatment in high-income countries, dropping to just one in 27 in LMICs (low and middle income countries)", the report said.

According to a government press release, Mrs May is today expected to say: "There are few greater examples than the injustices facing those with mental health conditions".

"It's important we keep raising awareness about mental health".

But working together we can change that.

"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.

"I will be urging the council to recognise not just the importance of World Mental Health Day, but also its implications - that in order to have a healthy, productive Peterborough, we need to invest in the wellbeing of our citizens, both at a local and national level".

The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, led by Simon Wessely, will enable the government to bring forward historic new legislation - and it is unbelievable that it has taken so long for us to review our mental health legislation - to help ensure that all people treated under the act are treated with dignity and respect.

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