The measures come as London hosts the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, organized together with the OECD and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Seb Bowen has tackled the Three Peaks Challenge and is raising money for Young Minds, a United Kingdom charity which supports children and young people's mental health. If you're a nurse, I encourage you to reflect on Mental Health Awareness Week and take a leap to check out the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Nursing Job Fair on October 18 from 2-5 p.m.
Separately, research by Deloitte suggests that up to five million people in the United Kingdom could have a mental health condition. Secondly, technology can successfully act as the vehicle for mental health treatments based on established psychological therapies.
"Our message is that, by redirecting your energies towards boosting your physical health, reaching out to those around you, becoming more aware of your feelings, trying new things and focusing on kindness and sharing, you can combat numerous negative emotions and behaviours that affect our everyday lives". Mental health issues like depression, stress, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc. have taken over society. "In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness".
Professor Vikram Patel, one of the Commission's editors, said that mental health "is the foundation of human capability that makes each life worthwhile and meaningful". This day holds a lot of importance especially in the present scenario wherein mental health has become an equally important problem as physical health and sometimes even bigger.
Young people - under the age of 35 - face the brunt of the global burden of mental illness.
U.S. Politician Bernie Sanders echoed these sentiments from his personal Twitter account, writing, "As a nation (the U.S) must fix our broken healthcare system and give mental behavioral healthcare the attention and resources they deserve". The 46-page report outlines a plan of action to promote mental wellbeing, prevent mental ill health, and enable healing.
This year we have committed to prioritising mental health in the workplace and signing the Employer Pledge with Time to Change is an important step towards this. "Young people that we're seeing are going through adolescence, they are going through the demands and challenges of puberty and that can affect their thought processes and how they rationalise things out".