Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

World in mental health crisis of 'monumental suffering', say experts

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The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development urged high income countries such as the United Kingdom to spend 10% of their health care budget on mental health.

The most commonly experienced anxiety disorders were post-traumatic stress disorder (6%) and social phobia (5%).

President Ram Nath Kovind has warned of a mental health epidemic in India but despite this grim reality a mere ten percent of those who require mental healthcare can avail it. Compounding the crisis is the stigma those with mental health conditions suffer from their fellow citizens.

Victoria reported the highest percentage of young people who experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress (35 per cent) compared Western Australia and South Australia (33 per cent).

Lisa Hamill, UK people director at global facilities management company Atalian Servest, also added: "With depression now thought to be the number one illness around the world according to the World Health Organisation, businesses need to provide the support their people need".

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More people are talking, sure, but more are also struggling.

It is an initiative by the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide, and forms part of national Mental Health Week.

Over half (54%) the people who had ever been homeless had a disorder, almost three times the rate of people who had not.

Mental Illness affects far more people than many people realize. They are three times more likely to self-harm than women.

"A lot of things can cause it or create it, but it's something that allows the person not to have control over their mental faculties like they normally would without maybe something happening or something within genetics being disturbed", said counselor Marcus Wade.

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Divulging more about the mental health care, Mr. Brahm Mohindra said that there is a tendency of experimentation in young age group leading to indulgence in alcohol and illicit drug abuse which may lead to the mental health issues among youth.

"We can help them to make sense of what's making them anxious, because they don't always see what that is".

In light of this, Seymour stressed the importance of ensuring that island's young people are reminded that they have unconditional love and plenty of encouragement.

Kufre gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja to commemorate the World Mental Health Day.

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"The association between physical activity and mental wellbeing is emerging internationally".

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