Battling discrimination and stigma against mental health

Desiree Burns
October 12, 2018

The more we talk about and normalise mental health conditions hopefully the easier it will be for people who are suffering to get help.

According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), nearly one in five teens have considered suicide and they have had reports of suicides in children as young as six years old.

"Young Minds is a charity that helps young people with mental health issues and I just wanted to put the message out there".

City based psychologists from the city said they see more number of young girls and women seeking treatment for mental health.

The programme will include a series of educational awareness presentations and displays, social media discussion sessions, mental health-themed drawing and photography competitions for staff and their families, as well as a special health and wellness VIP event on the day itself.

As a mental health nurse, the challenges are high but the rewards are even higher.

Recently, Taraji P. Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF), a nonprofit in honor of her late father who suffered from mental health issues.

For general questions about mental health issues or treatment options in the area, The National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline is available Monday through Friday 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.

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A group of researchers, led by Associate Professor Russell Roberts (Charles Sturt University, Editor in Chief, AJRH) identify the increased risk of early death of people living with mental health issues in rural settings and look at the need for policy and practice responses.

Peng said she still remembered when she asked the audience to raise their hands if they were afraid of mental illnesses at a Chinese community event in the Bay Area three years ago, nearly everyone of the audience raised their hands. I realized that using these skills and working with underserved populations, such as those with mental illness, was my true calling.

The inquiry is due to begin later this month and will uncover the best ways to support and improve the mental health of Australians, the nation's leading cause of disability.

"Far too many people affected by emotional, mental, or substance abuse disorders, are overlooked because there are no obvious signs of their distress".

Half of mental health disorders arise before the age of 14, but most cases are not detected or treated until much later, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization.

THE Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association yesterday held a symposium highlighting World Mental Health Day and promoting awareness of mental health issues.

I hope that more people will now get the help they need and access to the services that may just save their lives.

Professor Vikram Patel, one of the Commission's editors, said that mental health "is the foundation of human capability that makes each life worthwhile and meaningful".

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