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Sam was sports-mad but his mental health spiralled after he fractured his back at fifteen, he was told a year later that he could never play sports again.

Nearly one in three people will be struck by mental health problems while in employment, and it is the single largest cause of disability in the UK.

Treatment options may be limited due to a shortage of trained mental health workers or the stigma mental illness often carries.

City based psychologists from the city said they see more number of young girls and women seeking treatment for mental health.

The research shows that Kiwis who meet the global physical activity recommendations of at least 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity a week are 51% more likely to have healthy mental wellbeing.

"The lack of resources to deal with this issue is another example of a false economy brought about austerity". These tragic deaths raised awareness of those who silently suffer from mental health issues, including depression, and underscored the enormous problem at hand in providing mental healthcare for everyone who needs it.

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"The new Mental Health Strategy and the other measures we are promoting today demonstrate that our work in the area is consistently evolving and improving as we move forward".

A film has launched in Dundee shining a light on mental health issues faced by young people in the city.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from mental health issues, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36.

"Harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents is a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviour such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving".

"For the past year, I have been making art about mental health and about how I was feeling".

Model, actress and mental health advocate Kylie Verzosa from the Philippines discusses her experiences with depression, her journey to recovery and the ideas that shaped the online community, Mental Health Matters.

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Doyle-Price, the newly appointed minister for mental health, inequalities and-now-suicide prevention, said she understands "how tragic, devastating and long-lasting the effect of suicide can be on families and communities".

The World Health Organization's (WHO) theme for this year's World Mental Health Day is young people and mental health in a changing world.

An official audit on one day in March this year revealed that almost 500 people were detained under the Mental Health Act in Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. "Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness", wrote World Health Organization on its website.

Dr. Sands was addressing the opening of a one-day World Mental Health Day Symposium at the University of the Bahamas, during which stories, ideas and programmes are shared to help the next generation.

Young people continue to be judged on academic performance with little regard for their mental health.

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