Destigmatise mental health in Jamaica - Tufton | Lead Stories

But if things are really going to change, if people are going to feel comfortable to get the help they need, and services are going to become accessible to everybody no matter what wage they're on, the recognition needs to continue all throughout the year - not just today. It's more of a photographer's photography site, but I couldn't help but mention it. Currently, too little attention is paid to the issue, as a result of which tens of thousands of people suffer in silence.

"If they are properly prepared, they will be more equipped for success".

"Every suicide is a preventable death and we are determined to do everything we can to tackle the tragedy of suicide", he added. "And individuals and families affected by mental illness are still often subjected to stigma and discrimination, so they don't seek treatment".

As the World Health Organisation says, "there is no health without mental health" - it is just as fundamental to our wellbeing as any physical illness. 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. As per the recent National Mental Health Survey, there are about 150 million people in India who all need mental treatment.

Health secretary Matt Hancock, who was previously the minister for Portsmouth in 2014, said the suicide rate is at its lowest for seven years - but each is a tragic but "preventable" death.

Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated, according to the World Health Organization.

Gaga noted that one in four of us will have to deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives and that 800,000 people will commit suicide this year.

Qatar Airways, in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), will host a programme of activities and events throughout the month of October created to raise awareness of good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, as part of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

This is why today, on World Mental Health Day, I believe that it's the ideal time to promote mental health awareness in the workplace, and encourage colleagues to look out for each other. There are no figures to maintain data of patients suffering from different kinds of mental health disorders.

Meantime, youth organizations were encouraged to step up and build linkages and partnerships with Sandilands to more effectively educate young people on mental health, substance abuse and disability.

Both these initiatives have been entitled "Equally Well", emphasising the right of people living with mental health issues to experience equity in access to, and quality of, health care.

A 10-year-old boy from Monmouth is leading a campaign to raise awareness among his peers of mental health. "Without people there is no business, so workplaces should facilitate interpersonal connection - for example, break-out areas and dedicated collaboration spaces help to avoid feeling isolated, and voluntary work can be a powerful and satisfying activity that is dually beneficial". She says one in five children will develop a mental illness.

  • Joanne Flowers