Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health

10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) together with health care providers will host several events to mark the World Mental Health Day, today.

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Heather says, "Approximately one-half of chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14".

World Health Organization on its website states, "Parents and teachers can help build life skills of children and adolescents to help them cope with everyday challenges at home and at school".

The formal integration of mental health into the NCD agenda - as well as the integration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2016 - provides the opportunity to plan and coordinate joint efforts to highlight the already close links between mental disorders and other NCDs.

She was recently given the "Local Hero" award by California Senator Bob Wieckowski for her "selfless and active" community leadership.

A new report will be published into the state of young people's mental health every year on World Mental Health Day, it said.

By law, employers should consider making reasonable adjustments if you are at a major disadvantage compared to other people who do not have a mental health problem.

By tackling mental health stigma and helping people understand that mental health belongs to everybody, employers will see productivity, staff retention, and sickness rates improve - it is an issue that businesses can't afford to ignore.

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"In the African region, it is estimated that five per cent of the population aged below 15 years suffer from a mental disorder".

This year's theme of world mental health day is 'young people and mental health in the changing world.' The Health Minister further said that the Government of India has implemented the Mental Health Care Act 2017, w.e.f.

"Our message is that, by redirecting your energies towards boosting your physical health, reaching out to those around you, becoming more aware of your feelings, trying new things and focusing on kindness and sharing, you can combat numerous negative emotions and behaviours that affect our everyday lives".

While work is not always the reason someone is experiencing mental health problems in the workplace, 61 percent of United Kingdom employees have experienced poor mental health because of work.

It is observed that one of the worst targets of Mental health problems/Disorders is the adolescents and the youth of the world.

WHO figures indicate 20 per of adolescents experience a mental health issue in any given year. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness.

"We can end the stigma that has forced too many to suffer in silence".

It also recommended a wholesale shift to community-based care for mental health patients, with psychosocial treatments such as talking therapies being offered not just by medical professionals but also by community health workers, peers, teachers and the clergy.

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