Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Why it's important to understand mental health

Why it's important to understand mental health

Issues such as homelessness, exposure to violence and perceived racism are some factors that can worsen the effects of mental health illness in African Americans.

On World Mental Health Day there's been a focus on mental well-being in young people. Yet despite how widespread mental health issues are, many people can not find adequate mental healthcare.

Keeping in view the fact that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, World Health Organization urges, "Much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness".

According to the Asian American Journal of Psychology, Asian Americans have lower rates of using any type of mental health-related services than the general population. You had to be an active listener, know how to assess non-verbal body language, and exercise other psycho-social skills to help ensure clear communication contributes to a patient recovery.

Chiara Servili, an adviser at the WHO's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, said that schools play an important role in all this.

"One in four of us will have to deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives" Gaga and Ghebreyesus said, adding that suicide is "the second leading cause of death globally among 15-29 year olds".

Present estimates show people with mental illnesses account for almost 6.5% of India's population and is projected to increase to 20% by2020.

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Dr. Appau, however suggested that creating counselling centres in all educational institutions could help secure the future of the youth from possible psychological disorders.

From today, news.com.au will seek to shed light on the mental health issues that men face by producing editorial and video content related to the issues.

You can't deny the positive impact that talking does.

Seb is the new Head Boy at Monmouth School Boys' Prep, which saw an explosion of colour in support of World Mental Health Day.

Sure, it's a day that's part of a month that also strives to recognise the many conditions and illnesses that people are struggling with, but once the clock hits 12 tonight, the tweets of support, the infographics, and the Instagram Stories will, for the most part, stop. "It is time to do the same for mental health".

Peng had worked as a Chinese teacher for more than 10 years before devoting herself to mental health advocate and educator, providing information to reduce prejudice against mental health and reduce stigma among caregivers.

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