Mental health in schools: we need to make it count

Wayne CurryOct 12, 2018

"Pets are non-judgmental, are generally always happy to see and spend time with us, and make us feel needed, and so it comes as no surprise that they can have an impact on our wellbeing".

"Unfortunately this has led to many suicides, which we can't afford as a caring society".

"And we can give the mental wellbeing of our children the priority it so profoundly deserves".

"The mandate is meant to help students understand more about emotional and mental wellness, and help them understand when to seek help for themselves and others", said Mary Kekatos, Health Reporter for the Daily Mail.

Keeping in view the fact that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, World Health Organization urges, "Much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness".

The Yorkshire Post says: Cry for help from young.

Peng said she still remembered when she asked the audience to raise their hands if they were afraid of mental illnesses at a Chinese community event in the Bay Area three years ago, nearly everyone of the audience raised their hands.

"By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world". The accounts that we have suggest that a very large number of young people suffer severe depression, in some extreme cases leading to suicides or attempted suicides.

It is said that one in every four people are affected by mental disorders at some point, and the numbers continue to grow, leaving health systems across the globe struggling to respond.

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"Every suicide is a preventable death and we are determined to do everything we can to tackle the tragedy of suicide".

The second thing we want to draw attention to is the crisis in children and young people's mental health.

New mental health support teams will work with schools to ensure young people get the help they need.

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said a financial contribution from platforms such as Facebook should be considered to help "stem the tide of mental ill health" in the UK.

Labour shadow cabinet member for public health at Peterborough City Council, Cllr Samantha Hemraj, said: "As shadow cabinet member with responsibility for health issues in Peterborough, I believe the first step is to take away the stigma associated with mental illness".

The report was published ahead of a first global ministerial mental health summit in London this week.

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.

THE Bahamas Pharmaceutical Association yesterday held a symposium highlighting World Mental Health Day and promoting awareness of mental health issues.

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