'2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder' - Capital

Henrietta Brewer
October 11, 2018

It added, recovery-oriented community mental health services are inaccessible to the overwhelming majority of the global population, and inpatient care, including emergency care and long-term social care, is dominated by large institutions or prisons.

"Mental health is just as vital to our wellbeing as physical health", Lady Gaga wrote on its site this time a year ago.

The theme for this year, "Young people and mental health in a changing world", saw the organisers taking a fun approach to presenting information, and booths such as that of the Office of the Prime Minister included information on a parent skills training programme.

United Kingdom journalist Hattie Gladwell initiated a Twitter thread with the hashtag detailing 'Things people have said about my mental illness.' The thread went viral, and exposed us to the kind of comments those suffering with mental illness had heard.

Do you think you have a friend who's struggling with mental health challenges? Well, most of us don't even know that they are going through any sort of mental illness, simply because we or people around us are not aware of the signs and symptoms.

This plea was made on Wednesday at the commemoration of the World Mental Health Day. "Within families and communities, we often remain silenced by a shame that tells us that those with mental illness are somehow less worthy or at fault for their own suffering".

A Sadag study shows one out of four employees suffers from a mental health disorder.

Manager of the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health Ashvini Nath said the ministry is happy to collaborate with CreateBetterMinds. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows.

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.

Mental health problem among children and youth remains a neglected sector globally.

As evidence in this country emerges - and the Chief Medical Officer is now looking at what we know and the impact of social media - we need to consider the links between health and technology for better, in many cases, but also for worse.

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