Educating the youth on mental health is critical

Henrietta Brewer
October 12, 2018

For World Mental Health Day 2018, today (10 October), the Mental Health Foundation is focusing on education, and launching our new campaign, Make it Count, because mental health is not extracurricular.

To help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, parents need to be aware of and understand the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness, said Peng, president of Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities (MHACC).

"Mental health is a very important issue and we should try to help young people to live happier lives without worry", said Seb, who raised more than £400 for Young Minds through a cake sale and by selling yellow headbands. Now I feel like we need to acknowledge that we all have mental health, just like physical health and as a society we need to work with people to improve that.


The article explained that around the world, mental health conditions cost roughly US$2.5 trillion per year, "a figure that is expected to balloon to $6tn by 2030 unless we take action".

Half of mental health disorders arise before the age of 14, but most cases are not detected or treated until much later, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. Back then I would have thought a World Mental Health Day was wonderful, and the fact that I'll be talking about it on the radio would have been overwhelming. We often follow the capabilities of the mental health to underpins so that we can successfully learn and can master the skills. "Get help right away".

Five years on from giving birth, she is now studying counselling and psychology at university, while working as an ambassador for the MindMate young people's mental health website, and she one day hopes to work in mental health herself. But on Tuesday, Gaga took her advocacy work to another level when she wrote an op-ed for The Guardian to bring attention and awareness to the global mental health crisis. Lily is probably the number one factor in my life that's boosted my happiness and mental health.


However, according to the PLP a survey carried out by Unison in 2017 stated that 68 per cent of staff who work in mental health services felt they are reaching crisis point due to a lack of beds, staff and investment.

"I look back and think school knew that Sam fractured his back and he couldn't play rugby and we did, we knew he was upset.but actually together we didn't address it".

Experts say that women may be prone to some disorders (anxiety disorders) as they undergo a cyclic hormonal changes every month, but overall the prevalence is the same among both the sexes.


However Dr Karthik K.N., a consultant psychiatrist at Sagar Hospitals, pointed out that the assumption that mental health disorders are more common in women is not entirely true.

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