The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. “Talk through some of the issues cause a lot of the mental health diagnosis’s can be processed through medication management, but through process through therapy”.
At least 177 countries were featured in a report from WHO earlier this year which charted the progressive implementation of its 2013 global action plan on mental health.
More than a quarter (26%) of people aged 16-24 years and a similar proportion (25%) of people aged 25-34 years had a 12-month mental disorder, compared with 6% of those aged 75-85 years old.
According to World Health Organization, a lot of these cases go undetected and therefore untreated, meaning that they’re likely to get worse as a person gets older.
“These findings are suggestive of a prevalent attitude within Indian society that those suffering from mental health conditions should be ostracised”.
Present estimates show people with mental illnesses account for almost 6.5% of India’s population and is projected to increase to 20% by2020. “Research shows there is a fourfold return on investment for every dollar spent on treating depression and anxiety, the most common mental health conditions, making spending on the issue a great investment for both political leaders and employers, in addition to generating savings in the health sector”.
It would also be unfair to suggest that this day of recognition doesn’t help people, because it does.
The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per cent). It’s not easy, but the impact you will have on others is a priceless reward.
The move, meant to tackle the tragedy of 4,500 people taking their own lives in England each year, comes on World Mental Health Day. “Human rights violations and abuses persist in many countries, with large numbers of people locked away in mental institutions or prisons, or living on the streets, often without legal protection”, it says.
Recent data from the Ghana Health Service has revealed that about 41 percent of Ghanaians have some form of psychological illness.
She continues, “We teach teens how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and how get help. and how we need to reduce stigma of mental illness”.