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PM Theresa May appoints ‘world’s first’ minister for suicide prevention

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.

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 with the "objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health". Among adolescents, depression is the third leading mental health illness.

Labour shadow cabinet member for public health at Peterborough City Council, Cllr Samantha Hemraj, said: "As shadow cabinet member with responsibility for health issues in Peterborough, I believe the first step is to take away the stigma associated with mental illness".

A fifth (21%) of respondents admitted they are more likely to go into work when feeling unwell from a mental health problem rather than a physical illness, while 15% stated that their boss and colleagues would not take them seriously if they took time off for a mental health issue, up from 12% in 2016. "Most women are not victims of mental illness as they have an inherent capacity to handle stress more than men".

Peng had worked as a Chinese teacher for more than 10 years before devoting herself to mental health advocate and educator, providing information to reduce prejudice against mental health and reduce stigma among caregivers.

By extension, this contributes to good mental health for all and the opportunity to change all our futures.

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Heather says, "Approximately one-half of chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14".

This is the focus for this year's World Mental Health Day, the release said. After making headlines from her movie, "A Star is Born", Gaga together with World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, wrote an inspiring Op-Ed to address urgency in suicides and mental health crisis. New York State's new law updated the health curriculum in elementary, middle and high schools and Virginia's new law mandates that mental health education be incorporated in the education of ninth and tenth graders.

Dr Fowzia said the mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year.

"It is imperative that more services are developed to provide better care for young people and issues they are experiencing today".

NAMI cites research that among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9 percent received mental health services in the past year. There are no figures to maintain data of patients suffering from different kinds of mental health disorders. We are delighted to partner with Hamad Medical Corporation to champion this important global initiative.

"Pets are non-judgmental, are generally always happy to see and spend time with us, and make us feel needed, and so it comes as no surprise that they can have an impact on our wellbeing".

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