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Ben Davidson
October 10, 2018

Nearly one in two Australians aged over 16 will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lives.

A new report will be published into the state of young people's mental health every year on World Mental Health Day, it said.

He said some mental health disorders include anxiety disorder such as panic disorder, phobias obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The Government has also reasserted its commitment to tackling mental health among young people. Yet, social stigma and discrimination associated with mental illnesses are significant barriers to an individual's health and may also prevent an employee from seeking help, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Low and middle income countries should raise their spending on mental health from less than 1% of the budget to at least 5%, said the Commission, which brought together 28 experts from around the world. It is estimated that only 20 percent of these child and adolescents are ever diagnosed and receive treatment with a mental health disorder and 80 percent are not receiving treatment prolonging the lifetime and impact of their illness.

GKR is about to train its second round of Mental Health First Aiders, on its way to ensuring the business has as many MHFA's as physical first aiders.

Debbie Adwent, operations manager for St John Ambulance, said: "We believe these results reflect the experiences of the wider workforce and urge employers to take the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce seriously". Living with a mental health problem can make it hard to relax and switch off. Lack of sleep is another common side-effect.

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In the past year, local cities have also put into place special hotlines where people suffering from mental illness or people considering suicide can reach others who have been in their shoes.

The Commission also recommended a "wholesale shift to community-based care" for the mentally ill.

United Kingdom employees have revealed the real reason they call in sick - despite claiming to have a physical health problem, 42% reveal that the actual cause is a mental health issue.

Dr Emmanuel Alhassan said some people enroll their children in schools which they cannot afford the school fees and it becomes a burden for them; some stay on in abusive relationships instead of staying away for some time until it is resolved, or borrow money they can't pay thus putting themselves under stress.

BRITAIN has appointed the world's first minister for suicide prevention. Yet, with much awareness happening around the globe, it may be mentioned that people are accepting the reality of mental illness. It recommended the delivery of psychosocial interventions by community health workers, peers and a range of other providers, such as teachers and the clergy, as well as medical professionals working in primary care, to provide the foundation of mental health care system. According to the National Association of Mental Illness, almost 60 percent of adults with a mental illness didn't receive mental health services in the previous year.

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