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Mental health crisis could cost the world US$16 trillion by 2030

10 October 2018

Mental health can affect anyone and it is important to spread awareness because psychological health issues are very prevalent in Britain (and the world). "They're called peer programming", she said.

The findings were revealed as St John Ambulance announced it would host its first national summit on mental health best practice in the workplace this December - just over a year since it began working with Mental Health First Aid England to train people in this area. Today, depression is one of the most common mental health disorders...

TV presenter Anna Richardson and former Labour spin doctor and author Alastair Campbell feature in the campaign among others who have faced mental health difficulties. In some cases, this is because they are not aware that they are living with a mental health condition.

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

The senior psychiatrist said that budgetary allocations for the mental health were insufficient and treatment facilities scarce.

'But we need to do more to challenge the stigma that people with mental ill-health face and make sure they feel they can reach out for help.

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development urged high income countries such as the United Kingdom to spend 10% of their health care budget on mental health.

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The Society has planned a walk commencing from the Piazza - where a number of groups will be raising awareness of mental health - down to No.6 Convent Place, where it will hand in a statement for the Chief Minister, with some suggestions for procuring better mental health provision in Gibraltar. It is time for us to spread awareness about mental disorders, for survivors to tell their stories, for battlers to come forth and talk about their concerns, for specialists to share our clinical learnings and help each other grow stronger.

Mental health is a critical component of health and that is why health is referred to as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, according to WHO.

Jamie Matsell, General Manager at Xercise4Less Sheffield, said: "The physical benefits of exercise are well-known, but World Mental Health Day is the flawless opportunity to shine a light on the positive effects exercise has on our mental wellbeing". Last year, the programme supported 625 people across Edinburgh to improve their mental health through physical activity.

"We are aware that improvements to the system have taken place over the years but we feel we can not wait another two, four, six years for certain changes to be made".

People wanting to help a depressed teenager could suggest that they talk to an external party like a teacher, doctor or counsellor, and offer to go with them for support.

Discuss the prevalence of opioid misuse, substance abuse and how they relate to mental health issues in a follow-up to the CEO Roundtable Leadership Pledge to combat the opioid epidemic.

Mental health crisis could cost the world US$16 trillion by 2030