Young children of staff can also get involved by drawing a picture to illustrate the theme “Happiness in my world”, and a series of presentations will be on display at all main Qatar Airways offices to promote greater awareness of key mental health issues.
World Mental Health Day is an annual event created to promote worldwide mental health education, awareness and advocacy, particularly against the social stigma that many people with mental health issues face.
Yes there are people who have severe mental illnesses, I for one suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder and Generalised Anxiety.
‘We want to bring attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient, ‘ writes the World Federation for Mental Health. “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”.
Adebowale explained that alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents are some of the major causes of mental illness and other medical conditions.
A new report will be published into the state of young people’s mental health every year on World Mental Health Day, it said.
Negotiations are also well advanced with the National Ambulance Service with regard to developing a single telephone contact information line specifically for mental health. What can you do or change in your workplace or school, in your community that would impact those who are often most vulnerable and lonely in our society. To observe World Mental Health Day, Peng gave a talk at a seminar hosted by John George Psychiatric Hospital in San Leandro, California, on Wednesday night for parents of teenagers.
Tuesday’s opening session was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who previously launched the Heads Together mental health campaign with Prince Harry. There has been a hugely positive response to this proposal from the mental health experts I have addressed this week.
Commenting on general mental health awareness, Love said: “While there is no definitive guide for mental health in the workplace, supporting your employees’ well-being should remain a top-level consideration”.
Prof Vikram Patel of the Harvard Medical School, joint lead editor, said mental ill-health caused “colossal human suffering” and was responsible for substantial numbers of deaths that are attributed to other causes.
While the UK’s move was welcomed, critics blamed shortfalls affecting mental health services on the government’s austerity drive.