PHCC partners with WEYAK to create mental health awareness among youth

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For many people, speaking up about mental health problems at work can be incredibly daunting. However, it's important that mental health never falls off the agenda, that we continue lobbying for important changes to legislation and keep pushing for mental health to be a priority in every workplace.

Dr Seape said the causes of depression and related mental illnesses in teenagers and young adults are multi-faceted: "There is the stressful nature of the teenage years - for some teenagers, the normal developmental changes of these years, such as bodily changes, new patterns of thoughts and feelings, can be unsettling and overwhelming".

"The Commission calls out the shameful and shocking treatment of people with mental ill health around the world", said Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet.

India is standing on the threshold of a mental health epidemic with a greater number of people affected by mental health issues in the country than the entire population of Japan.

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Support for mental health is wide ranging and often added within group risk protection products.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

However, it is incredibly important that children and adolescents do receive the professional help and support when they need it, rather than waiting months or even years for treatment.

This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is promoting the theme "CureStigma" to end the stigma of mental illness and a lack of compassion and understanding that can prevent people from getting help. "When we get this right, our people go from functioning to flourishing, which means that everyone inside Xero is set up to play to their strengths and do their best work".

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"The physical benefits of exercise are well-known, but World Mental Health Day is the flawless opportunity to shine a light on the positive effects exercise has on our mental well-being", said Sam Gresty, General Manager at Xercise4Less Burnley.

A recent evaluation of the McGowan Government's "Think Mental Health" campaign has shown the program has delivered impressive results, with 28 per cent of males who saw the campaign taking action to improve their mental health and wellbeing. While people brag about their medical conditions like heart disease, surgeries, ICU stays and the like, they treat a mental health problem like a guilty secret to be pushed under the carpet. Jerry Brown. The Maternal Mental Health bill requires doctors working with pregnant women and new moms to screen these patients for postpartum depression and other mental health conditions.

Mr Lines says "The programme has been developed to empower teams, encourage higher productivity by developing a more supportive culture and greater interpersonal trust within organisations". People will readily swallow pain-killers, totally ignorant that they have far more lethal side effects than any anti-depressant - because it is for treating a bodily disorder. Only 17 percent of respondents believe their employer is supportive of those having financial difficulties. In fact, work absence as a result of mental health issues costs the United Kingdom £26 billion per year.

Chambers says that everyone needs to start addressing mental health among youth before we lose more young people to suicide and before more young people suffer with issues which will follow them into adulthood.

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