Qatar Airways marks World Mental Health Day

He also touched upon eating disorders.

One notion can be the "pray it away" or "if you have God, you can overcome" narrative.

Available data also indicates that the three main mental hospitals in Ghana receive more than one hundred thousand patients in a year with thirty thousand of them suffering from cannabis-induced conditions.

New research from Sport New Zealand shows that physically active Kiwis are more likely to have good mental health, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, said today.

Businesses might next need to look at training their employees to help each other when it comes to mental health, since 68 percent of managers feel there are barriers to them fully supporting the mental wellbeing of those they manage.

October 7-13 is Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Nevertheless, there are some things a person can do to build and sustain their mental fortitude.

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development urged high income countries such as the United Kingdom to spend 10% of their health care budget on mental health. He said that changing dynamics of society with increasing culture of nuclear family/ disturbed family/ higher divorce rates lead to mental health issues in youth. "Treatment in hospitals needs to be complemented by care in the communities to bring mental health services to the masse", Herrman added.

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.

What steps need to be taken to address the mental health issue in countries like India?

Half of all mental illness, as we know, begins by the age of 14 - and with young people spending more time online, the strains on mental wellbeing are only going to increase. If you have the resources to donate to cause that supports mental illness, do that.

We live in a country where waiting lists are months long, misdiagnoses are rampant, medication is handed out as a quick-fix, and many (but not all) doctors are still dismissing symptoms as well, essentially, nothing. But both of us have seen how political leadership, funding, innovation and individual acts of bravery and compassion can change the world. "If these disorders are left untreated, they can extend into adult life, thus impacting educational attainment, employment, relationships and even parenting", warned Tarun Dua, a mental health adviser at the WHO.

The second day of the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London takes place on Wednesday.

The focus of this year's WMHD is on young people.

Along with highlighting mental illness in young people, the Lancet report recommended government's be held accountable and approach mental health from a human rights basis.

  • Joanne Flowers