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Katherine Grainger

"These institutions are not able to meet the needs of people with mental health problems - they are not user friendly and they fuel stigma because of their excessive use of medication and their excessive use of seclusion", he says.

It's just as important to take action to look after your mental health, as your physical health.

Holding its first-ever summit on mental health today to mark World Mental Health Day, the British government announced the appointment of Jackie Doyle-Price as ministerial lead for suicide prevention.

Beginning with statistics about suicide and mental health - "By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world" - the article doesn't shy away from the danger posed by mental illness.

In July, the father of British snowboarder Ellie Soutter said a history of mental health issues - coupled with the pressure of elite performance - may have contributed to her ending her life in Les Gets in the French Alps.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer speaks openly about his downward spiral into depression in an emotional new documentary which aims to raise awareness about mental health.

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Liverpool have recently pledged its support to the Zero Suicide Alliance, a collaboration between National Health Service trusts, businesses and suicide survivors across the United Kingdom who are all committed to suicide prevention in the United Kingdom and beyond by offering free suicide prevention training and resources, which are accessible to all.

"There is a strong belief that mental illness is something caused by spirits or demon possession", he adds. A report this week from the National Audit Office (NAO) reveals that the provision of mental health services for children has been inadequate and ill directed.

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

They explained that the adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of change- moving schools, leaving home, and starting work. Our campaign helps you to protect and improve your own mental health, and help others.do the same.

'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.

The governor explained that people with mental health problems deserve love, care, understanding and support.

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