Another chance to talk about mental health

Lynn Cook
October 12, 2018

National Alliance for Mental Health: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. "If these disorders are left untreated, they can extend into adult life, thus impacting educational attainment, employment, relationships and even parenting", warned Tarun Dua, a mental health adviser at the WHO.

"Youths needs to be taught healthy coping mechanisms and awareness of ways to look after their mental health", Kufre said. "We can all learn how to offer support to loved ones going through a hard time. we can all be a part of a new movement - including people who have faced mental illness themselves - to call on governments and industry to put mental health at the top of their agendas".

I am proud that my own department runs mental health and well-being events, and is growing our pool of mental health first aiders, developing a culture where people can speak openly about their mental health problems. And I begin to cry.

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"I just got worse and worse and I realised it was work-related".

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"Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government". There's a true need for our services.

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The numbers of young people, including children under the age of 14, presenting and dealing with mental illnesses is rising. We need to come together.

The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division promotes hope through innovative recovery programs in behavioral health wellness, recovery, research and education for individuals and families. "You don't have to be an worldwide artist or the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) to make an impact".

"Driven by violence, environmental changes and inequality, mental disorders are going unchecked in every country in the world".

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Smartphones, tablets and laptops can overstimulate our brains, and if you never take any time out from them, you will not be doing your mental health any favour. "It is time to do the same for mental health". We'll have nurses on site who can share what makes their careers so rewarding. There are activities we can be doing every day, starting within schools to build bridges within communities to allow people to always have a buddy, a friend and reduce the loneliness that so often can lead to mental health deterioration. If you walk with your shoulders slouched, you are more likely to focus on negatives rather than positives, according to experts.

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