Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Remember to Take Care of Yourself

Remember to Take Care of Yourself

This week has been set aside as National Mental Illness Awareness Week.

The first aiders will support colleagues who are struggling with mental health issues. "One in four of us will have to deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives, and if we're not directly affected, someone we care for is likely to be".

In the meantime, Acting Director for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit in the Ministry of Health Kevin Goulbourne is concerned that not many persons are able to detect young relatives who may be suffering from a mental illness. It added, recovery-oriented community mental health services are inaccessible to the overwhelming majority of the global population, and inpatient care, including emergency care and long-term social care, is dominated by large institutions or prisons.

It's more than important. and you're more than worth it.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is also raising red flags about the potential dangers of mental illness during adolescence and the early years of adulthood.

A 10-year-old boy from Monmouth is leading a campaign to raise awareness among his peers of mental health.

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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. 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.

Also, the common man is over-stressed with family responsibilities and work pressure, and has less time to socialise and de-stress. Often when we have patients and we ask how long they have been using the (illegal) substance, parents are surprised. Mental health is a prominent issue in both countries and this is recognised in an article1 that draws attention to the need to improve the physical health of people living with mental illness.

She said stakeholders were awaiting the establishment of the Mental Health Fund to ensure sustainable funding for mental health treatment.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists said that while reasons for the rise were complex, one factor is that people are waiting too long to receive help for mental illnesses. What is really worrying is that, today, India's children and youth are more stressed and suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and performance issues more than ever before. This skills will help us to make our lives meaningful as well as worthwhile. "It is time to do the same for mental health".

"We need to open up functional counselling centres in our institutions of learning and within the society generally".

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