Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Health Ministry helps raise mental health awareness

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Lady Gaga, who co-founded the Born This Way youth advocacy group, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general at the World Health Organization, co-authored the piece and shared some shocking statistics to bring attention to the importance of mental health.

Stars of various EFL clubs turned heads in London as part of a live exhibit highlighting the role football can play in tackling mental health problems.

"In both sport and society, it is vital that we work towards creating the most positive mental health environment whenever possible".

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"Children and adolescents with mental disorders often face stigma and limited access to health care and education, in violation of their human rights and such needs to change", the agency said.

The survey also revealed that there was a lot of stigma attached to mental illness, with 47% of people using the term "retard" to describe those with mental illness.

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Around 4,500 people take their lives every year in England and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45.

Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as "tragic". For many, these can be times of stress and anxiety, and these feelings can lead to serious mental illness if they are not recognised and managed in time.

"For over a decade, we have had doctors who are consultants in sport and exercise medicine looking after our elite athletes", he added.

Countries at the summit are expected to support a global declaration to achieve equity for mental health, marking the first time national governments have made a joint pledge to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health.

"As a government, we have delineated our health system for easy appreciation of the roles required by all stakeholders in the sector".

"The new Mental Health Strategy and the other measures we are promoting today demonstrate that our work in the area is consistently evolving and improving as we move forward". Disturbed sleep, more emotional or change in the appetite, are some of the common signs that we most of the times overlook.