Mental health crisis may cost world $22 trillion by 2030

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The World Federation for Mental Health notes that suicide and substance abuse numbers have been steadily rising, LGBTQ+ youth are battling loneliness and isolation, and young people still aren't getting the support and education they need to deal with mental illness.

The World Health Organisation has called on African countries especially those with insurgency crises to focus more attention on the mental health of children and adolescents.

It's an annual occasion created by the World Federation for Mental Health, designed to get us all talking about the state of our mental health.

The report was published ahead of a first global ministerial mental health summit in London this week.

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World Mental Health Day 2018 banner by the Ministry of Health.

Chance, who recently pledged $1 million to mental health resources in his hometown of Chicago, wrote on Twitter that friends and family members need to realize that their expectations are unlikely to match the progress of their loved ones that are dealing with mental illness.

Along with highlighting mental illness in young people, the Lancet report recommended government's be held accountable and approach mental health from a human rights basis.

Manager of the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health Ashvini Nath said the ministry is happy to collaborate with CreateBetterMinds. "Depression is like any other illness that requires intervention". 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.

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They explained that the adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of change- moving schools, leaving home, and starting work.

Originally from Sheffield, she sparked a row past year when she said many elderly people are "sitting in homes that really are too big for their needs" - and should not expect to pass them on to their children.

Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated.

"In my time as health minister I have met many people who have been bereaved by suicide, and their stories of pain and loss will stay with me for a long time", she said.

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"The hope is to get people excited about taking care of their mental health and themselves overall".

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