Ghana To Mark World Mental Health Day Today At Osu Presby

Leslie Hanson
October 13, 2018

Today marks World Mental Health Day - a day observed to spread mental health education, awareness, and to advocate against stigmatization.

"I had CBT while on Strictly because I had stage fright and it was the first time I thought about mental health and the fact that you can change the way you think and make yourself more comfortable by talking to someone".

Mental Illness affects far more people than many people realize.

There will also be a dedicated mental health section on the EIS website, to help athletes and staff find help more easily.

Research from health insurer BHSF found that a fifth (42%) of United Kingdom employees call in sick citing a physical illness, when the real reason is a mental health issue.

The NAO said even if current initiatives are delivered as planned, there would still be "significant unmet need" for mental health care.

More than a quarter (26%) of people aged 16-24 years and a similar proportion (25%) of people aged 25-34 years had a 12-month mental disorder, compared with 6% of those aged 75-85 years old.

And we need that true parity between physical and mental health, not just in our health systems but elsewhere as well - in our classrooms, our workplaces, in our communities too.

"It's important we keep raising awareness about mental health".


The MHA has, however, developed and embarked on a medium to long term development plan and was poised to bring on board all resources required for the effective and efficient implementation of projects designed in the strategy and called for the Mental Health Fund to be made functional.

Victoria reported the highest percentage of young people who experienced high or very high levels of psychological distress (35 per cent) compared Western Australia and South Australia (33 per cent).

TV presenter Anna Richardson and former Labour spin doctor and author Alastair Campbell feature in the campaign among others who have faced mental health difficulties.

"With one in six British workers experiencing mental illness it's time for businesses to make a change and start creating more mentally healthy workplaces". And to take a moment and do your part and help change the way we talk about this issue.

The regional director maintained that mental health remained fundamental to overall health and for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Technology seems to have great potential to encourage young people to seek help for mental health problems and provide immediate access to psychological support, but can it replace support from friends or family?

So let's do that.

And let's go forward together, determined to ensure we improve people's mental health and give help and support to those that need it.

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