Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Celebrities Demand Global Action to Combat Mental Health Stigma

One in six people every week experience a common mental health problem like anxiety or depression CPS: World Mental Health Day offered opportunities
Jeannette Daniel | 12 October, 2018, 14:14

Anyone who has had thoughts of suicide or self-harm or know someone who is in crisis, or anyone who just need to talk to someone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

The burden of mental ill-health is rising everywhere, says the Lancet Commission, in spite of advances in the understanding of the causes and options for treatment. "I have struggled for a long time, both being public and not public about my mental health issues or my mental illness".

He further added, that Health Services Authority also has a great team that provides mental health services; in addition the Alex Panton foundation has recently taken on the task of eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness.

More than a quarter (26%) of people aged 16-24 years and a similar proportion (25%) of people aged 25-34 years had a 12-month mental disorder, compared with 6% of those aged 75-85 years old. The piece tackles the issues surrounding mental healthcare, or lack thereof, and asks that we all work to de-stigmatize illnesses that plague so many.

The numbers of young people, including children under the age of 14, presenting and dealing with mental illnesses is rising.

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It reported that around 4,500 people take their own life each year in England, with suicide remaining one of the leading causes of death for men under 45.

"Many of the problems facing our young people today such as bullying, suicide, the onset of mental illness, the effects of trauma and discrimination require our time and attention, awareness and compassion as well as new programmes and guidelines on how we can protect and empower the next generation". According to the Guardian op-ed, despite some improvements in communities around the world, there's still a long way to go. "But I truly believe that secrets keep you sick", she said at a fundraiser in California.

Dr. Appau, however suggested that creating counselling centres in all educational institutions could help secure the future of the youth from possible psychological disorders. "You don't have to be an global artist or the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) to make an impact".

"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".

Peng had worked as a Chinese teacher for more than 10 years before devoting herself to mental health advocate and educator, providing information to reduce prejudice against mental health and reduce stigma among caregivers.

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