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National encourages action in mental health week - Woodhouse

National encourages action in mental health week - Woodhouse National encourages action in mental health week - Woodhouse
Melissa Porter | 10 October, 2018, 03:41

Whatever we do and whatever decisions we take, it is our mind which is constantly at work.

It comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock hosts the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London, attended by more than 50 countries as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Young people are witnessing violence and disasters on a regular basis and can be affected by these events around them and the consequences of these events can be long lasting. It's time we speak about these issues fervently. It is time to act on mental health, ' he said in a message on Tuesday marking World Mental Health Day to be observed today.

"Many educational institutions have started focusing on the mental health of their students".

The Morrison Government is investing $125 million over 10 years from the Medical Research Future Fund to support innovative research into mental health and suicide prevention priorities.

Dr Ramadan AlBlooshi, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Regulatory, said, "In line with the Dubai Government's efforts, the DHCC aims to create a culture in which people feel safe and comfortable to talk about their issues, and are guaranteed the best care". This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "Young people and mental health in a changing world" - a vital concern given that approximately 1 in 5 adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year.

"The public, emergency physicians and mental health professionals all agree that emergency departments are inappropriate venues for mentally ill and distressed people". Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, For many, these are exciting times but they can also be times of stress and apprehension. The vast majority of individuals suffering from poor mental health will show obvious signs, which are easy to spot in the workplace. Frequently referred to as both the most tech-savvy and the most anxious generations in history, they've come of age with mobile phones, so it's little surprise they're now turning to them for help.

Shirodkar believes that schools and colleges must start cells where students can find comfort and seek social support from peers as it helps them feel that others too face similar issues.

She said it was society's responsibility to educate the youth on how to cope with the stresses of life and deal with everyday issues such as peer influence, alcoholism and substance abuse.

"Some teenagers may actually pass verbal hints by talking about death and dying directly or indirectly, they may talk about wanting to die and begin to dispose of much-loved possessions, and they may write a suicide note". "Those six are a tiny fraction of the 800,000 people who will kill themselves this year - more than the population of Washington DC, Oslo or Cape Town".

An award-winning Burnley gym operator is out to promote the positive impact exercise can have on mental health by offering people a free five-day pass in honour of World Mental Health Day. Parents must maintain good communication with their children by encouraging them to talk, being able to listen and respond in a sensitive way to all kinds of things.