Mental health crisis could cost the world $22 trillion by 2030

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Distress levels on the rise among young Australians

Hundreds of millions of pounds allocated to improve mental health services for children may not have been spent as intended and could have been used elsewhere, Whitehall's spending watchdog has concluded.

NAN reports that World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

The weeklong event, on the theme: 'Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World, ' seeks to draw attention to the importance of mental health, with particular focus on adolescent and young people, and create the platform for education, awareness and advocacy.

It's World Mental Health Day today, an opportunity to raise more awareness about our mental well-being.

Research has also found around 75 per cent of mental health disorders appear by the age of 24, while over the last decade nearly five times as many students have disclosed a mental health condition to their university compared to ten years ago.

World Health Organization on its website states, "Parents and teachers can help build life skills of children and adolescents to help them cope with everyday challenges at home and at school".

We intend to normalise the conversation about mental health in the workplace and have prepared an action plan of activity that will help to break the silence that surrounds this issue.

She was recently given the "Local Hero" award by California Senator Bob Wieckowski for her "selfless and active" community leadership.

"Our survey strongly indicates that young people are concerned about financial difficulties and debt and in some cases this is having a real impact on their mental health and future outlook".

If your mental health difficulty is related to stress in your workplace, you can ask your employer what occupational health services are available to you.

One in five Canadians suffer from a mental illness, including in Kamloops.

"Success in elite sport requires both physical and mental toughness but we have to balance that against our duty of care and compassion for our fellow human being". If you have the resources to donate to cause that supports mental illness, do that.

Last year, Chance revealed that he has struggled with anxiety and opened up about the stigma around mental health in the black community.

"Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government, with one in 10 CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) failing to meet the mental health investment standard in the a year ago - that is leading to adults having to wait as many as four months for treatment in certain areas, while one in four children are being rejected for treatment after referral".

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