Mental health services for young fail to live up to the promise

"Similarly, lack of mental health centre for children is another challenge", said Dr Kunwar.

With the growing awareness about mental health, it's possible that you picked up on some warning signs.

Echoing the 1 in 4 people who experience mental health problems, EFL's own research shows that 1 in 4 fans rely on train travel to attend away fixtures in the Sky Bet Championship, or Sky Bet League One and League Two.

"In a country where only few have access to health services, the awareness level about mental health issues is rare".

For World Mental Health Day, musician and activist Lady Gaga helped to pen a powerful essay in The Guardian on the "emergency" of mental health crises and suicide around the world right now.

Today [October 10] marks World Mental Health Day, and the report notes that young people bear "the brunt of the burden of mental ill health".

World Health Organization in a press statement released on Tuesday called for regular checks for symptoms of mental illnesses beginning at a young age.

The PM will place particular focus on the mental health of young people.

Despite the millions of people who are affected by mental health issues, many of those suffering don't speak up because of the stigma that still exists. We're delighted to have joined with the EFL to create the On Your Side charity Partnership to make sure that no one has to tackle a mental health problem alone.

Doyle-Price, Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and, now Suicide Prevention, said: "I understand how tragic, devastating and long-lasting the effect of suicide can be on families and communities".

Globally, "depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents" with suicide being the third leading cause of death in 15 to 19-year-olds, noted the WHO.

He said the government is looking at a range of issues in society that could be leading people to kill themselves. But together we can change that. We know that footballers can be seen as role models within their clubs and local communities and if that encourages other people to seek help for their problems then that can only be a good thing.

"As a government, we have delineated our health system for easy appreciation of the roles required by all stakeholders in the sector".

"We can end the stigma that has forced too many to suffer in silence".

"The new Mental Health Strategy and the other measures we are promoting today demonstrate that our work in the area is consistently evolving and improving as we move forward".

Vanessa Coleman

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