Oldham Library celebrates World Mental Health Day

Ben Davidson
October 10, 2018

The chairman of the Nigerian Psychological Association, Federal Capital Territory Chapter, Dr Emmanuel Alhassan, in a statement to mark this year's World Mental Health Day, which comes up tomorrow, October 10th said if mental health issues are tackled as soon as they occur, they may not degenerate to mental illnesses. It can be hard for them to access support independently, and hard for parents to know how to help them or get support themselves.

Mr Ellwood, speaking about the Westminster Bridge attack said: "It was my training in the armed forces which allowed me to step forward".

Stress is the most common response, with over half (55%) experiencing this frequently or occasionally, compared to 54% for sleeplessness, 47% for low mood, and 41% for anxiety.

India is standing on the threshold of a mental health epidemic with a greater number of people affected by mental health issues in the country than the entire population of Japan.

"The 2030 Agenda is clear: We must leave no one behind. If we can construct a system that can respond to young people at risk, when and where they need support - be that in the community, in primary or emergency care, or within tertiary services - we will undoubtedly be better placed to reverse the devastating trend we have seen over this past 10 years".

Jamie Matsell, General Manager at Xercise4Less Sheffield, said: "The physical benefits of exercise are well-known, but World Mental Health Day is the flawless opportunity to shine a light on the positive effects exercise has on our mental wellbeing". According to most people, they're just expected to get over it without spending a dime on treatment.

Despite this alarming scenario, mental health continues to be a taboo topic with vast stigma attached to it.

The mental health charity Mind also has an online tool if you feel like you need help now. Yet, those struggling with mental health problems are still being marginalised, ' Guterres said.

Mental health and business health are tightly intertwined.

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"Central to this campaign is the concept of empowerment".

Chambers says that everyone needs to start addressing mental health among youth before we lose more young people to suicide and before more young people suffer with issues which will follow them into adulthood. Also, our films and comedy shows have stereotyped mental health as something that is either unsafe or something to be ridiculed.

It is being promoted to adults across the Midlands, and is being supported by a range of public sector, charity, and commercial partners.

"We need to get the Mental Health Fund up and running and conclude the conversation of having the NHIS cover mental healthcare in the nation", Dr Appau said.

Dr Kaluwa made the call on Monday at a press launch of the 2018 Mental Health Week, which was organised by the Mental Health Authority (MHA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and WHO, in Accra.

As Nepal carries out its first National Mental Health Survey, some 2.2 million Nepalis, aged between 16 - 40 years, are estimated to suffer from mental health issues and the cases are rising among children, psychiatrists have warned.

This year's theme is "Young people and mental health in a changing world".

Alongside the announcement, the prime minister pledged £1.8m to the Samaritans so the charity can continue providing its free helpline for the next four years.

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