Why it's important to understand mental health

The 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees including third form left Bharat Vatwani of India at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila

Distress levels on the rise among young Australians

Support networks are clearly crucial to improving a young person's mental health, but what role can schools play in supporting young people?

Augustina Pinaman Appau, has stated that lifestyle choices, social and economic factors are largely responsible for mental disorders among the Ghanaian youth. Yet despite how widespread mental health issues are, many people can not find adequate mental healthcare.

Model, actress and mental health advocate Kylie Verzosa from the Philippines discusses her experiences with depression, her journey to recovery and the ideas that shaped the online community, Mental Health Matters. Thirdly young people's wellbeing is dependent on their support networks so these should be considered in mental health treatment research. These are just a few of the challenges of working with behavioral health clients that makes mental health nursing such a fascinating and rewarding career.

The new strategy, launched on World Mental Health Day, focuses on four key elements - education, provision, communication and assurance following the appointment of a new Head of Mental Health.

Among the Qatar Airways events and activities that have been organised for this year's programme include a photography competition, "Mental Health through my Lens", inviting Qatar Airways Group employees to submit a photo with a description of how the image connects to one of the five themes. It is just the awareness of such problems that will help the society diagnose the issue at the earliest and take help from the specialist as soon as possible to curb the excess damage. "Mental health affects everyone, either directly or through our relatives and close friends", Director of Wellcome Dr Jeremy Farrar said.

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According to Dr. Pattel of Harvard University, Mental health disorders have "dramatically risen" around the world in the last 25 years and described the global mental health situation as "extremely bleak".

The course is created to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first-aid basis. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause.

"Talk through some of the issues cause a lot of the mental health diagnosis's can be processed through medication management, but through process through therapy". As the United Nations panel recognised, ensuring good mental health goes some way towards reducing the burden of NCDs and therefore improving public health overall. The same survey revealed that 26 percent of respondents were afraid of being categorised as mentally ill.

The public spending watchdog also warned that the number of young people with a mental health condition is likely to be higher than previously estimated, which will make Government ambitions harder to realise. The shortage of health experts in the field of mental health is another hurdle that our country needs to overcome.

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