At least 177 countries were featured in a report from WHO earlier this year which charted the progressive implementation of its 2013 global action plan on mental health. "We are treating mental illness as a risk factor", said Patel.
"Previously, there has been very little work done on physical activity from a mental health perspective".
"Our survey strongly indicates that young people are concerned about financial difficulties and debt and in some cases this is having a real impact on their mental health and future outlook".
According to the piece, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 15 to 29.
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A spokesman from Therapy Dogs said: "Its a fact that spending time with a puppy or kitten reduces stress and have a great impact on our mental health thats why our pets are so popular". "Even treated mental illness often shortens life, so untreated mental illness is even more substantial of an issue".
The HSE's national director for mental health operations, Jim Ryan, encouraged anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else's mental health, to visit the website.
The move, meant to tackle the tragedy of 4,500 people taking their own lives in England each year, comes on World Mental Health Day.
"Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address", she wrote in an op-ed for The Guardian, co-authored by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organisation. "We are feeding them and we are clothing them it is a major challenge that we need to look at", she averred.
Exactly a year after the start of the arbitration hearings that sought justice for the families of the dead Life Esidimeni patients, the esteemed The Lancet medical journal has released a global mental health report condemning the local disaster as "tragic". In Zimbabwe, some community members are holding counseling sessions on public benches as a neutral space to have conversations about mental health struggles, and here in Canada, Bell Let's Talk Day continues to drive the conversation forward.
"Our message is that, by redirecting your energies towards boosting your physical health, reaching out to those around you, becoming more aware of your feelings, trying new things and focusing on kindness and sharing, you can combat numerous negative emotions and behaviours that affect our everyday lives".