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Gustavo Carr | 10 October, 2018, 03:44

Children and new moms stand to gain improved access to mental health services under two bills recently signed into law by Gov.

Preventing mental health issues among youth has to begin first by making them aware of what it really is and how they can tackle the early strikes of mental health.

A strong relation exists between poor mental health and many other health and development concerns for young people, notably with educational achievements, substance use and abuse, violence, and reproductive and sexual health.

"But we need to do more to challenge the stigma that people with mental ill-health face and make sure they feel they can reach out for help. We can not expect to save lives if people who need help are being turned away from specialist care", they wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday.

Women were more likely to experience mental disorders (22%) than men (18%), with a higher rate of anxiety disorders (18% compared to 11% for men) and affective disorders (7% and 5%). An adolescent girl dies as a result of violence every 10 minutes somewhere in the world.

She will also ensure every local area has a suicide prevention plan in place, and look at how technology can be used to identify those most at risk.

However, there has been a significant decrease in male suicide in the United Kingdom over the last 30 years. Yet, strikingly, only one-third of those suffering from mental illness worldwide receive treatment. "Yet, those struggling with mental health problems are still being marginalized".

People with serious mental illnesses suffer as much from the lack of understanding from the general public as they do from their disease.

Mental health first aid training is one way employers can provide support to their staff. Moreover, half of all mental health problems in adulthood have their onset during or before adolescence. Now, while "self-care" is not (yet) a specific app-store category, Apple placed "health and wellbeing" as one of its four biggest breakout trends for 2017.

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Mental illness is the leading cause of both disability and premature death in Australia.

They especially point out that the number of suicides of women aged under 25 has increased by 76% over the past 10 years.

In 2015 1,660 young people under the age of 35 took their own lives, which was 103 more than in 2014.

The psychologist said nearly all human beings have the potential to develop mental health problems at one point or the other, "no matter how old, whether male or female, rich or poor, or the ethnic group they belong to".

"Finding out how many people get the illnesses was surprising, knowing how common it actually is".

However, the government established their first set of waiting time targets for the NHS in 2016.

Officials said teachers would be expected to help young pupils to cope with modern pressures, while schools would be offered tools to help them assess pupil wellbeing.

Mental illness afflicts persons of any age, gender, race, income, or education- in equal proportion throughout the world.

Aliveyogi.com director Lauren Verona said the studio was offering the free class, titled Mindful for Mental Health, to share the mental health benefits of the mindfulness practice.