Yorkshire Mum Campaigns For Mental Health Awareness

12 October, 2018, 08:41 | Author: Israel Montgomery
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The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its October issue, reports that, on average, people with mental illness die 20 years earlier than the total population's average life expectancy. They say, "In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause".

"I feel Chinese people now are more open to talking about mental illnesses, which is progress", said Peng.

A fifth (21%) of respondents admitted they are more likely to go into work when feeling unwell from a mental health problem rather than a physical illness, while 15% stated that their boss and colleagues would not take them seriously if they took time off for a mental health issue, up from 12% in 2016.

Chance the Rapper offered some words of advice and compassion about mental illness Wednesday, which was designated as World Mental Health Day by the World Federation for Mental Health.

A poll conducted by the Royal College of Psychiatrists found that 24 per cent of people diagnosed with a mental health condition reported waiting more than three months to see an NHS mental health specialist, and six per cent waited more than a year.

Social shifts, decent education, and pop culture have all played vital roles in the normalisation of mental health problems and the prevalence of these conditions in every day life, meaning that technically, there's never been a better time to talk.

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".

Just as the resilience and resourcefulness of young people is often awesome, what is equally wonderful are the levels of distress we as a society expect children and young people (and their families) to tolerate.

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"These findings are particularly important this week as we focus our collective attention on mental wellbeing for Mental Health Awareness Week", Grant Robertson said.

"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".

However, the failures of the mental health care system are multifaceted.

"Poor service access, distance, cost and continued reluctance to seek help all contribute to higher mental illness acuity".

Heather Dunn is the Coordinator of "Ending the Silence", a program sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

"For too long, mental health has been mostly an afterthought, despite its overwhelming impacts on communities and young people, everywhere", Guterres said in a message for this world day.

"Fifty-percent -percent of all mental illnesses emerge by the age of 14".

Smartphones, tablets and laptops can overstimulate our brains, and if you never take any time out from them, you will not be doing your mental health any favour.



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