Youth vulnerable to mental stress, illnesses, says expert

Henrietta Brewer
October 10, 2018

Opening up the conversation about mental health has already had a profound impact.

Wednesday, 10 October will be World Mental Health Day, an annual event to raise awareness about issues around mental health around the world.

For those who want to get involved in raising awareness on World Mental Health Day, visit here to order your green ribbon (the global symbol for mental health awareness) or to find out about organising a Tea & Talk event.

He said some mental health disorders include anxiety disorder such as panic disorder, phobias obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Its 'Do You See What I See?' campaign challenges perceptions about mental illness in Australia and encourages everyone to look at mental health in a more positive light, in an effort to reduce stigma and make way for more people to seek the help and support they deserve.


It is important for the patients as well as for the people surrounding the sufferer, to understand that mental illness is a disease of the brain, just like pancreatitis or liver disease. 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 players took part in activities highlighting celebrities who have spoken about mental health issues, and another which saw a player holding one beanbag for every pressure, worry or demand that the players could have. "Exercise is a great mood booster and is even more effective when you spend time with friends", she added. Here we reveal 12 shocking statistics about mental health in the UK. Psychosocial support can be provided in schools and other community settings and training for health workers to enable them to detect and manage mental health disorders can be put in place, improved or expanded.

"Most of them indeed are, but much less so than we used to think".

The Betterfuture: Better Mental Health programme has been built using the framework introduced by Building Mental Health; an industry-wide initiative joining construction businesses with active and freely available support, information and advice.

If this article has raised issues for you or if you're concerned about someone you know, call the South African Depression and Anxiety Group's Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567. These youth resorts to drugs or drinking to cope with the stress.


A recent survey found Global Positioning System treat psychological problems more than any other condition.

The first thing people living with an undiagnosed mental health condition might notice is a change to their physical health.

The new Wellbeing Leave entitlement can cover mental or physical health, medical procedures, when a partner or dependant requires care, or purely timeout for an employee's personal wellbeing. GKR is actively promoting information on these influencers to help individuals support their own mental health.

Workers in the United Kingdom are open to using a range of technologies - from online chatrooms, mobile apps and GP services to artificial intelligence and virtual reality - to help look after their mental health, according to results of a survey from Accenture.


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