New mental health campaign launched across the Midlands

Desiree Burns
October 11, 2018

In a new op-ed for the Guardian published on Tuesday, Gaga, along with World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom, urged readers to confront the shame and stigma that keeps people from speaking out about mental health. The root cause? Lack of access due to cost, limited resources, funding, social stigma and distance/ability to secure an appointment.

The PM will place particular focus on the mental health of young people.

According to the findings, there were 118,851 youth who visited an emergency department with a mental health concern during the five-year study period (2010-2014).Of these, 1.8 percent (2,194) were refugees and 5.6 percent (6,680) were non-refugee immigrants.

'Our young people today face constant stressors and challenges - happening in their own lives and in the world around them.

However, in some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness.

Penned by the Lancet Commission on Mental Health, the report highlighted that people living with mental illnesses still routinely suffer "gross human rights violations" including "torture".

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It's an annual occasion created by the World Federation for Mental Health, designed to get us all talking about the state of our mental health.

Around 4,500 people take their lives every year in England and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45.

"The Commission calls out the shameful and shocking treatment of people with mental ill health around the world", said Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet. One such discussion was held on Twitter earlier this year during May, which is considered as Mental Health Month.

"The Benin Specialist Hospital will be open to offer specialist care to patients before the end of the year and we have received letters of intent from experts in the health sector, who want to partner with us to ensure that our health system can meet the needs of our people", he added.

Having good mental health can help us feel and function better, have more positive relationships with those around us, and deal with and manage hard times now and into the future.

"For over a decade, we have had doctors who are consultants in sport and exercise medicine looking after our elite athletes", he added. "And we can give the mental wellbeing of our children the priority it so profoundly deserves". "And we can all be a part of a new movement", they write.

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