Every sixth person in India needs mental-health help

"I feel Chinese people now are more open to talking about mental illnesses, which is progress", said Peng.

The firm said today that seven employees have undergone accredited mental health training with St John Ambulance.

Each year, around one in four people in England experience a mental health problem, and the proportion of diagnosable common mental health conditions has increased by 20% in 20 years. To do this, we need to re-balance the curriculum by giving health and wellbeing the same importance as literacy and numeracy, and creating mentally healthy schools where pupils and teachers can thrive.

"So, this is a way for them [youth] to talk about what they are going through and to get help before it leads to suicide", she concluded.

Dr Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the Lancet medical journal, which commissioned the report, said it highlighted the "shameful and shocking treatment of people with mental ill health around the world".

Yes there are people who have severe mental illnesses, I for one suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder and Generalised Anxiety.

Tufton reasoned that what is needed is a strong sensitisation programme geared at giving information to the public that persons suffering from mental illness can be treated and must not be sidelined by caregivers.

"We are pleased to be promoting new measures today, including the launch of our Mental Health Strategy, as we continue to build structures that will help promote a positive environment for athletes, coaches and support staff".

On March 31 this year, a snapshot was taken of people detained under the Mental Health Act in the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The PM's announcement comes a day after the National Audit Office said the government may be "even further away than it thought" from achieving its goal of equal access to physical and mental health services for young people.

Issues such as homelessness, exposure to violence and perceived racism are some factors that can worsen the effects of mental health illness in African Americans.

Despite this alarming scenario, mental health continues to be a taboo topic with huge stigma attached to it.

Social shifts, decent education, and pop culture have all played vital roles in the normalisation of mental health problems and the prevalence of these conditions in every day life, meaning that technically, there's never been a better time to talk. But together we can change that. However, it added that mental health interventions for young people must be carefully planned to "ensure that they are accepted by them and that they will be useful".

According to the Asian American Journal of Psychology, Asian Americans have lower rates of using any type of mental health-related services than the general population.

Vanessa Coleman

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