Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Mental health is a huge issue in SA

Mental health is a huge issue in SA

World Mental Health 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.

To help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, parents need to be aware of and understand the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness, said Peng, president of Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities (MHACC). "Mental health problems kill more young people than any other cause around the world", he said. Now I feel like we need to acknowledge that we all have mental health, just like physical health and as a society we need to work with people to improve that.

The public spending watchdog also warned that the number of young people with a mental health condition is likely to be higher than previously estimated, which will make government ambitions harder to realise.

As the Director of Nursing with the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, I see first hand the impact nurses have on people every day.

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Dr. Bhandary said that though half of all types of mental illness begin by the age of 14, most of these cases go undetected and untreated. However, it added that mental health interventions for young people must be carefully planned to "ensure that they are accepted by them and that they will be useful". If you're a nurse, I encourage you to reflect on Mental Health Awareness Week and take a leap to check out the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Nursing Job Fair on October 18 from 2-5 p.m.

While the UK's move was welcomed, critics blamed shortfalls affecting mental health services on the government's austerity drive.

"We are pleased to be promoting new measures today, including the launch of our Mental Health Strategy, as we continue to build structures that will help promote a positive environment for athletes, coaches and support staff".

In some countries, people with mental disorders are abused and incarcerated, it says.

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RFDS chief executive Martin Laverty said the service was continually expanding based on need and now played an important role in the provision of mental health services to remote and rural Australians. "It is time to do the same for mental health". We are delighted to partner with Hamad Medical Corporation to champion this important global initiative.

For more information on mental health, you can visit Interior Health.

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Among the Qatar Airways events and activities that have been organised for this year's programme include a photography competition, "Mental Health through my Lens", inviting Qatar Airways Group employees to submit a photo with a description of how the image connects to one of the five themes.

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