Lady Gaga has penned a powerful essay on mental health awareness

Desiree Burns
October 11, 2018

Chance, who recently pledged $1 million to mental health resources in his hometown of Chicago, wrote on Twitter that friends and family members need to realize that their expectations are unlikely to match the progress of their loved ones that are dealing with mental illness.

"One in four of us will have to deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives, and if we're not directly affected, someone we care for is likely to be", the op-ed reads.

What are the symptoms of a mental illness? If someone close to you doesn't seem themselves for a long time, here's how you can spot the difference between just a bad mood or something more than that. But we want to see more.

"Instead of treating those facing mental health conditions with the compassion we would offer to someone with a physical injury or illness, we ostracize, blame and condemn". The Man and Whethan, the track is a tribute of sorts to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, and aims to help remove the stigma of mental health issues.

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Destigmatising mental health is a sure way of showing the humane side of the Jamaican society, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said in his comments to mark World Mental Health Day, celebrated each year on October 10.

Originally from Sheffield, she sparked a row a year ago when she said many elderly people are "sitting in homes that really are too big for their needs" - and should not expect to pass them on to their children. "Similarly, lack of mental health centre for children is another challenge", said Dr Kunwar. There are chances if they are left untreated can lead to serious problems or even suicidal. It added, recovery-oriented community mental health services are inaccessible to the overwhelming majority of the global population, and inpatient care, including emergency care and long-term social care, is dominated by large institutions or prisons.

The Lancet report found that in many countries, people with common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia routinely suffer gross human rights violations - including shackling, torture and imprisonment.

"For over a decade, we have had doctors who are consultants in sport and exercise medicine looking after our elite athletes", he added.

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