Sponsored: Consider a Career as Mental Health Nurse

Alicia Farmer
October 12, 2018

Kufre, however appealed to government, health and educational sector to invest in comprehensive and integrated evidence based programmes for mental health of young people. Eighty per cent of people living with mental illness have a mortality-related physical health condition.

Attached to numerous backpacks were personal stories about the students to whom they had belonged, providing background about their lives and battles with mental illness. Without factoring in suicide, mental health issues are projected to reduce economic growth in both India and China by more than $9 trillion respectively between 2016 and 2030.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for more attention directed to people's mental health, especially that of young people, in observance of the World Mental Health Day.

"Much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness".

An official audit on one day in March this year revealed that almost 500 people were detained under the Mental Health Act in Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

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Model, actress and mental health advocate Kylie Verzosa from the Philippines discusses her experiences with depression, her journey to recovery and the ideas that shaped the online community, Mental Health Matters.

After asking for help more than six months ago, Jacqueline is still on the waiting list for mental health treatment on the NHS. She founded the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 to help young people address mental wellness, and she herself has been open about surviving a sexual assault by a record producer when she was 19 years old.

"Sadly, mental illness is taboo in many Chinese families and they feel ashamed to even talk about it", she said. We have a long way to go as a state in the way that we fund treatment. One of these is the pressing question of mental health and how our population is coping with it. Statistics from Pakistan Association of Mental Health suggest that one in every four Pakistanis may be suffering a mental disorder.

Why? Because most people, who suffer from major depressive disorder, would rather hide their emotions than be a burden to their loved ones. But it also means using highly refined assessment skills to be able to pick up subtle changes in your patient's behavior, to know when to notify the physician that there is a significant change in condition without having a lot of equipment to help you "make your case" to the doctor.

The commission also recommends increased investment in mental health globally. We need to not confuse the two.

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