Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Training course for construction mental health launched

Training course for construction mental health launched

"Dedicated to promoting mental health services and providing peer support within the underserved Chinese community, Elaine Peng helped establish the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chinese Community Service Committee in the San Francisco Bay Area and developed the first NAMI Chinese website in the United States, in addition to having developed multiple NAMI programs for the Chinese community", said Wieckowski in a California Senate resolution dated September 26. More affordable treatment options are required, along with affordable rehabilitation centers like the National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) which received cabinet approval earlier.

Health Minister Dr Duane Sands was in attendance and highlighted the increase of mental health issues and illness in the world. "Research shows there is a fourfold return on investment for every dollar spent on treating depression and anxiety, the most common mental health conditions, making spending on the issue a great investment for both political leaders and employers, in addition to generating savings in the health sector".

"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".

"An essential element of this public drive is the need to address the twin issues of stigma and discrimination aimed at those who suffer from, or who are affected by mental health", he said.

Available data also indicates that the three main mental hospitals in Ghana receive more than one hundred thousand patients in a year with thirty thousand of them suffering from cannabis-induced conditions.

Mental Health Week will climax on October 13 with a 20/20 cricket match at the Police Recreation Grounds from 9 a.m.

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"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. According to Gaga, "W$3 e can all help to build communities that understand, respect and prioritize mental wellness". Which makes sense considering over half of mental illnesses start developing when a person in in their teens - by the age of 14, to be exact. In the gaming community, there's even an organization helping players receive the support they need when day-to-day life becomes too hard to handle.

Statistics from the World Health Organization indicate that in Africa about five per cent of the population aged below 15 years suffers from mental disorder. "When we act locally, suicide rates go down". In 2018, $93.4 million was donated to mental health initiatives and 87 per cent of Canadians say they're now more aware of mental health because of the Bell Let's Talk campaign.

This year's theme is "young people and mental health in a changing world".

"The two of us have taken different paths in life".

"Mental health is beyond any barriers of gender, status etc; it's a very personal yet quite a universal trait that anyone can experience".

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