How to be a better friend to someone with mental health issues

Alicia Farmer
October 10, 2018

She says that young children, some as young as six-years-old, can also be affected by mental health issues. The theme for this year is "Young people and mental health in a changing world".

The hour-long documentary was released to coincide with World Mental Health Day on October 10, and McAteer insists it is an issue that affects everyone to some degree.

Depression was identified as the third leading cause of mental illnesses and disability among adolescents globally, while suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. "But factors such as financial problems, stress, substance abuse and exam stress can also be factors".

Mental health issues signify disorders that affect mood, thinking and behaviour of an individual due to depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and even eating disorders and addictive behaviours.

Chambers says that Sadag is receiving more and more calls from young people who are in crisis and need help, as well as more requests to do school talks and debriefing sessions after a learner suicide. "Mental health is just as vital to our wellbeing as physical health", Lady Gaga wrote on its site this time previous year.

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"We have been hearing about more and more reports on student suicides, teens who have taken their own life".

The Bad Romance singer previously took a career break to look after her mental health, telling The Mirror: 'I take medication.

With the growing awareness about mental health, it's possible that you picked up on some warning signs. There are not enough specialised hospitals or specialised psychiatric hospital beds for children and adolescents.

"I'm sure if we can help one person then we have done a job".

According to a press release by the office of the special adviser, media, Edo State, Mr Obaseki said the societal discrimination against people with mental health problems has further compounded efforts by governments, experts and other stakeholders at designing products for the treatment of patients and reintegrating them into the society.

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