New York State Launches Mandatory Mental Health Classes

Leslie Hanson
October 12, 2018

A mental health advocate in California, who has recently been awarded by the State Senate, said on Wednesday that her priority now is to help raise the awareness of mental illnesses among young Chinese Americans.

The C.P.H.is observing Mental Health Week under the theme "Young People in Mental Health, in a Changing World" and nurse Morris-Willis said, sensitising the youth on the issue of mental health is critical.

Speaking at a Downing Street reception marking World Mental Health Day, May said: "When I first became prime minister, I stood on the steps of Downing Street and pledged to fight the burning injustices in our society". The lack of awareness and the severe shortage of mental health professionals in the country add to the problem. "Talk through some of the issues cause a lot of the mental health diagnosis's can be processed through medication management, but through process through therapy". "It is important that people look after their mental health".

She is also today highlighting the issue as part of the YEP's #SpeakYourMind campaign, which aims to break down stigma surrounding mental health.

The organisation also lists depression as the third leading cause of mental illness and disability among adolescents globally, while suicide is the second leading cause of deaths among 15-29-year-olds.

According to psychologists, among women those in the age group of 20 to 45 are more prone to mental health issues, almost 75 to 80 percent, followed by older women, who account for the rest.

Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland said they "welcome the government's announcement of funding towards Samaritans' helpline, which will meet around 10 percent of the total helpline costs for the next four years and help us to continue to provide our service free of charge".


After communities came together yesterday for World Mental Health Day local vets and charities have reported that pets are playing an increasingly important role in helping our mental health.

"Many Chinese parents have no knowledge of mental illnesses and they don't know how to help their children cope with daily life when the kids are mentally challenged", said Peng. And, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness.

Schools will be asked to monitor children's happiness and mental health in a bid to tackle growing levels of anxiety among young people, the Prime Minister will announce today.

"No other health condition in humankind has been neglected as much as mental health has", Dr Patel said.

Dr. Sands was addressing the opening of a one-day World Mental Health Day Symposium at the University of the Bahamas, during which stories, ideas and programmes are shared to help the next generation.

More affordable treatment options are required, along with affordable rehabilitation centers like the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) which received cabinet approval earlier.

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

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