Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions

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Recognising that accountancy lends itself to being a more stressful profession than others because of its longer working hours, firms are getting on board by introducing initiatives around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Dr Sweta Adatia, specialist neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Centre, Dubai, advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one's mental health.

This year's World Mental Health Day focuses on young people.

Dr Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet journal, said: "The Commission calls out the shameful and shocking treatment of people with mental ill health around the world". "The harmful use of illicit drugs among adolescents is a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviours such as suicide, temper outbursts, violence or unsafe driving and bad eating habits", he said while quoting the key facts and statistics given by the WHO.

I think one of the issues that powers the stigma surrounding mental health is a lack of confidence or awareness of how to start a conversation on the topic.

Support for mental health is wide ranging and often added within group risk protection products. "It is for this reason that there can be no sustainable development without attention to mental health", said Commission joint lead editor Professor Vikram Patel of Harvard Medical School.

Edinburgh Leisure, a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for local people to live active healthy lives, understands the positive impact physical activity can have and the difference it can make to people living with a mental health condition such as depression, stress or anxiety. Though there are effective measures and treatments, there is an extreme shortage of mental health workers like psychologists, psychiatrists, and doctors.

"When I was denied it, I fell into a depression and chose to turn to alcohol and drugs to ease off my disappointment", says Daniel Oyewale as Nigeria prepares to commemorate World Mental Health Day. How Alternative Healing Therapies Can Improve Mental Health.

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Mental health affects everyone, either directly or through our relatives and close friends.

"Problems appear too big, too hard or embarrassing to overcome, and suicide may look like the only option", she said. According to most people, they're just expected to get over it without spending a dime on treatment.

"Today, on World Mental Health Day, I challenge you to raise your individual awareness about mental health recognizing that any one of us can be affected".

"The scenario is rendered murky by the misconception that medication for mental health issues is an absolute "No-No" because of side effects and "dependency" on the medication for life".

There are many things that can be done to support good mental health.

She said that having cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for stage fright while on Strictly Come Dancing made her realise how important mental health issues are.

Chambers says that everyone needs to start addressing mental health among youth before we lose more young people to suicide and before more young people suffer with issues which will follow them into adulthood.

The first thing people living with an undiagnosed mental health condition might notice is a change to their physical health.

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