"Acceptance of the premature death and poor physical health of people living with mental illness needs to be replaced by commitment to address this global scandal as a matter of priority", he said.
'We need to do more to challenge the stigma that people with mental ill-health face and make sure they feel they can reach out for help, ' he said.
Social media companies could pay a "mental health levy" to help address problems linked to online use, the head of the NHS has said.
The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
These figures highlight the importance of helping people to better understand and take action on their own mental health.
'Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government, with one in 10 CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) failing to meet the mental health investment standard in the a year ago - that is leading to adults having to wait as many as four months for treatment in certain areas, while one in four children are being rejected for treatment after referral'.
Among the Qatar Airways events and activities that have been organised for this year's programme include a photography competition, "Mental Health through my Lens", inviting Qatar Airways Group employees to submit a photo with a description of how the image connects to one of the five themes. They, however, pointed out that mental illness affects men and women in different ways.
"We intentionally created a model for the rooms that included both lay volunteers and clinical staff so that people experiencing mental health crisis, or people with questions about how to seek treatment, could get the best advice and support-without getting actual treatment in the room", Crevoshay explained.
"In fact, I have never come across such a focus on mental health awareness in a prep school before".
The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per cent).
Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated.
"A chance to do something that increases the awareness of talking and understanding mental health was an extremely interesting idea". In spite of the "universality of the issue, we struggle to talk about it openly or to offer adequate care or resources", Gaga explained, and this is due to socially imposed issues - like guilt, shame, fear and stigma - as well as economic ones, like inadequate funding.