Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

According to World Health Organization, half all the mental illnesses begins by age 14 and often goes undetected and untreated. Go and call and check in on a friend who you know has been struggling.

Common signs of mental illness include excessive worrying, excessive sadness, extreme mood changes, suicidal thoughts, inability to carry out daily activities and more.

"In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings lead to mental illness", said the Minister.

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. After working in the industry as a nurse for many years, I changed my focus, and took these basic skills with me to the Behavioral Health Division.

It reported that around 4,500 people take their own life each year in England, with suicide remaining one of the leading causes of death for men under 45.

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The "Investing to Save" report by KPMG and Mental Health Australia stated that investment in workplace initiatives could save the nation more than $4.5 billion. One of these is the pressing question of mental health and how our population is coping with it. Statistics from Pakistan Association of Mental Health suggest that one in every four Pakistanis may be suffering a mental disorder.

Present estimates show people with mental illnesses account for almost 6.5% of India's population and is projected to increase to 20% by2020.

"We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma or stymied by misguided ideas that portray these conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing", the article reads. Without factoring in suicide, mental health issues are projected to reduce economic growth in both India and China by more than $9 trillion respectively between 2016 and 2030.

But at the same time, World Mental Health Day is just that - a day.

"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". She founded the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 to help young people address mental wellness, and she herself has been open about surviving a sexual assault by a record producer when she was 19 years old. "We invite all staff and family members to participate in the many activities created to promote greater understanding of ways we can support ourselves and each other in this important area".

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