Saturday, 20 October, 2018

'2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder' - Capital

Lady Gaga co-writes new op-ed about suicide and mental health Lady Gaga co-writes new op-ed about suicide and mental health
Gustavo Carr | 11 October, 2018, 14:43

Wheeler congratulated the efforts of the Health Ministry and other organisations to raise awareness about mental health.

"By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world", reads a new op-ed co-written by Lady Gaga and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization.

"A child can suffer vast stress due to small reasons like getting scolded or bullied in school, disputes between parents and even day-to-day pressure like forcing for a haircut", said Dr Arjun Raj Kunwar, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kanti Children's Hospital.

Originally from Sheffield, she sparked a row previous 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.

Pan American Health Organisation representative Dr Erica Wheeler made this observation today at a World Mental Health Day health fair at the Brian Lara Promenade, Port of Spain.

"In 2014, I was diagnosed with clinical depression", Padukone said. The Man and Whethan, the track is a tribute of sorts to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, and aims to help remove the stigma of mental health issues.

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In Washington state, the Department of Health is investigating at least five cases this year that have sent kids to the hospital. Most people will instead experience things like a cold, a rash, diarrhea or hand, foot and mouth disease, she explained.

Grainger said: "World Mental Health Day provides a fantastic platform to focus on this very important area that doesn't always get the attention it should". "No one should be afraid to go for a mental health check-up or a mental health professional".

Mental health problem among children and youth remains a neglected sector globally.

Underlining the treatment gap and the heavy economic toll exacted by mental illness, the report says the disorder will cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030.

For the fiscal year 2018/19, Nepal government has allocated 4.29 percent of its total budget for health and population, but according to the State Minister for Health and Population Dr Surendra Kumar Yadav, the budget is not enough to offer basic health services, let alone mental health.

The new strategy will be led by a head of medical health and guided by a mental health expert panel, which is expected to feature four psychiatrists and psychologists, all with experience of high-performance sport. "It's time we should change the perception", adds Dr Desousa.