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Mental Health Crisis Could Cost World $16 Trillion by 2030

10 October 2018, 12:24 | Silvia Roy

Feature When the unthinkable happens

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MENTAL health illness can strike at any time of life, affect any age group, any demographic and can be extremely hard to diagnose, let alone treat. Although it has been prevalent since the early 2000s, it's only recently that we've decoded its impact on young people's mental health and the findings are not very encouraging. Mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Encouraging conversation about mental health, the campaign use images showing people's most hard thoughts written across their faces, created by Charlie Clift and lettering artist Kate Forrester. By working together, we can make a real difference to our workplaces, and to the experiences of our colleagues at work.

Digital tools such as SMS platforms or simple screening via smartphone apps could help increase awareness and demand for mental health services, experts say.

Those wanting to help raise awareness of mental health issues can choose to wear a green ribbon, seen as the global symbol for the movement.

Despite this alarming scenario, mental health continues to be a taboo topic with enormous stigma attached to it.

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"Mental health affects everyone, either directly or through our relatives and close friends", said director of the United Kingdom's health research organisation the Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar in a statement. More definitely needs to be done to help teens in crisis.

This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is promoting the theme "CureStigma" to end the stigma of mental illness and a lack of compassion and understanding that can prevent people from getting help.

The children's commissioner welcomed Mrs May's announcement, but added: 'We need to see urgent action and implementation now.

October 3rd to 10th is celebrated as the mental health week world over.

She will also say that "parity of care" is a priority of the NHS long-term plan, which will include "record investment" in mental health. "Our campaign helps you take your mental health into your own hands, so you can protect and improve your own mental health and that of others". It was great to see so numerous profession in attendance with enthusiasm to change the status quo. They need to talk freely and support their peers.

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Unlike physical hazards to health and safety, mental health is not easily identified, and it is often misunderstood and can be hard to talk about.

TODAY is World Mental Health Day, an important opportunity to raise awareness of mental health illnesses, reduce associated stigma and support those affected.

This proactive use of technology is happening as significant proportions of people report mental health challenges, with more than half (55 percent) of respondents saying they're either experiencing mental health issues now or have had mental health issues in the past.

"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".

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.

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



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