Another chance to talk about mental health

One in six people every week experience a common mental health problem like anxiety or depression

"Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness", wrote World Health Organization on its website.

One in five adults experiences mental illness in any given year, and 17% of high school students report seriously considering suicide.

Companies should also be aware of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), according to Peldon Rose, which found in an earlier survey that over two-fifths (44 per cent) of employees say winter has a negative effect on their mental well-being, half (51 per cent), believing it adversely affects their mood - with 30 per cent saying that winter affects their productivity.

The minister pointed out that the destigmatisations of mental illness would go a far way in creating a better, more caring Jamaica.

Penned by the Lancet Commission on Mental Health, the report highlighted that people living with mental illnesses still routinely suffer "gross human rights violations" including "torture".

Today is a day like every other day where there are people around us suffering in silence.

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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.

The focus of this year's WMHD is on young people.

Now mental health received less than 5%, even in these richer nations. There's a true need for our services.

"Mental health in Jamaica is a big problem". That's where we come in. "Talk through some of the issues cause a lot of the mental health diagnosis's can be processed through medication management, but through process through therapy".

Serving as a mental health nurse means using your communication skills to help your patients get well.

Movember is dedicated to changing the face of men's physical and mental health in part through its successful campaign to Grow A Mo, Save A Bro that inspires donations, conversations and real change. We'll have nurses on site who can share what makes their careers so rewarding.

"One in four of us will have to deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives" Gaga and Ghebreyesus said, adding that suicide is "the second leading cause of death globally among 15-29 year olds". "You don't have to be an worldwide artist or the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) to make an impact".

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