Global mental health report blasts South Africa for Esidimeni

Desiree Burns
October 11, 2018

This plea was made on Wednesday at the commemoration of the World Mental Health Day. "Similarly, lack of mental health centre for children is another challenge", said Dr Kunwar.

A new survey of adults in the Midlands conducted for PHE also shows almost three quarters (71%) of people in the Midlands report experiencing one or more of low mood, anxiety, stress and trouble sleeping, frequently or occasionally.

WFMH wants to encourage a plan of early interventions, prevention of mental illness and triggers such as bullying, and the implementing of resilience support and programs to educate young people about mental wellbeing.

Measures to help top British athletes deal with mental health issues are being introduced by UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS).

"By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world", reads a new op-ed co-written by Lady Gaga and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization.

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In July, the father of British snowboarder Ellie Soutter said a history of mental health issues - coupled with the pressure of elite performance - may have contributed to her ending her life in Les Gets in the French Alps. "Governments are failing both to prevent mental disorders and provide treatment of acceptable quality", the report said.

Depression was identified as the third leading cause of mental illnesses and disability among adolescents globally, while suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. But together we can change that. For many, these can be times of stress and anxiety, and these feelings can lead to serious mental illness if they are not recognised and managed in time.

Charles said: "I consider myself fortunate that I haven't encountered what I would perceive to be mental health problems as such, but I know they are more prevalent amongst footballers than people might think, and it's important to emphasise the message that people shouldn't suffer alone and they should feel comfortable to talk to others about the troubles they're going through".

The governor explained that people with mental health problems deserve love, care, understanding and support. "And we can all be a part of a new movement", they write.

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging adults in the Midlands to look after their mental health as they do their physical health, through its new Every Mind Matters campaign.

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