Employers Must Recognise Their Role In Tackling Our Mental Health Crisis

Faith Castro
October 10, 2018

This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day is "Young people and mental health in a changing world" - a vital concern given that approximately 1 in 5 adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year.

"Most of them indeed are, but much less so than we used to think".

"Most people with depression are not suicidal, but most suicidal people are depressed", she says, hence the importance of knowing the symptoms of depression.

"Mental health is often overlooked and people aren't talking about it a lot", she added.

Lady Gaga is calling for better support services for people suffering from mental health issues.

As reported in 2012, the country's rate of teenage suicide was three times higher than the world average, which clearly depicts the serious issue of low mental health in Russian Federation.

"Mental illness and poor wellbeing is something that affects many people, including small businesses; most people will encounter it in themselves or someone they love during their lifetime".

Other factors identified as compounding stress in adolescents are the expanding online technologies which undoubtedly bring many benefits, but can also exert additional pressure when people feel the need to be constantly connected.

Launching at the first-ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London, the Commission's report outlines a blueprint for action to promote mental wellbeing, prevent mental health problems and enable recovery from mental disorders.

"Mental health is the foundation of human capability that makes each life worthwhile and meaningful".

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The warning, as mild as it seems, must be taken very serious by parents and guardians who have the health of their children and wards at heart, while the day must be used to soberly reflect on the mental health status of our children.

Professor Helen Herrman, president of the World Psychiatric Association, said: "We've seen a rise in mental illness in young people when, with all the knowledge we have, we should be seeing a decrease".

"There remains significant under-investment in the mental health system".

It is being promoted to adults across the Midlands, and is being supported by a range of public sector, charity, and commercial partners.

'Every suicide is a preventable death and we are determined to do everything we can to tackle the tragedy of suicide'.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: 'We're already making progress when it comes to suicide prevention, the suicide rate is at its lowest for seven years.

Xero points out that one in five people live with mental illness, but there's still social stigma so they rarely speak up about it.

Dr Khalid Mufti said the successive governments made promises and pledged to undertake efforts in the past without working solutions but only when youth-oriented mental health issues came to a limelight through the media. That's why we're supporting Natasha Devon's campaign to have the Health and Safety at Work Act updated so that all employers have an obligation to provide mental health first aiders - regardless of whether workplaces are unionised or not - and independent of the size of the business.

In fact, work absence as a result of mental health issues costs the United Kingdom £26 billion per year.

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