On World Mental Health Day, Emotional Deepika Padukone Says She's #NotAshamed

Faith Castro
October 11, 2018

The PM will also announce the campaign to train a million people in mental health awareness - Every Mind Matters - launches today, with a pilot in the West Midlands ahead of a national rollout next spring.

"There are only 0.58 beds per 100,000 population in Nepal to avail mental health services while hospitals providing mental health services are only available in urban areas", said Dr Basudev Karki, psychiatrist at Mental Hospital in Patan. They point out that mental health issues garner just 1% of global aide despite costing "the world $2.5tn a year, a figure that is expected to balloon to $6tn by 2030 unless we take action". "No one should be afraid to go for a mental health check-up or a mental health professional".

If you're a young person struggling with mental health issues, YoungMinds offer 24/7 support through a textline (text YM to 85258).

It urged African leaders to develop and strengthen evidence-based programmes for young people, with the support of national policymakers and programme managers.

A Sadag study shows one out of four employees suffers from a mental health disorder.

Parents who are anxious about their children's mental wellbeing can call YoungMinds' parent helpline on 0808 802 5544 between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

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The CMD explained that stress and apprehension which are not properly managed most often lead to mental illness, adding that the use of online technologies, despite many benefits could also bring about additional pressures. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 years old. "Parents and teachers can help build life skills of children and adolescents to help them cope with everyday challenges at home and at school". Now more than ever, this must change.

Cape Mental Health's Dylan Oktober said: "It's particularly important that we highlight the utmost importance of your mental health".

"As a government, we have delineated our health system for easy appreciation of the roles required by all stakeholders in the sector".

Despite the millions of people who are affected by mental health issues, many of those suffering don't speak up because of the stigma that still exists.

'As we watch the news, scroll the internet and talk to family and friends around the world, it's apparent that instability, violence and constant traumatic events are becoming daily occurrences, ' said WFMH president Professor Alberto Trimboli.

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