Published: Sat, October 12, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

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Great-West Life offering new mental health, Medavie launching digital health platform

Dr Alvi said the objective of observing this day was to disseminate awareness regarding prevention of depression.

This year's World Mental Health Day, celebrated every October 10, is focused on suicide prevention, in which the World Health Organization is calling on people to participated in "40 seconds of action" to 'raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it'. In the absence of specific actions, we should look to existing European Union initiatives to ensure they include mental health. Pakistan faces many complex developmental problems and there is ample evidence to suggest that mental health is directly related to developmental indices, eg economic growth and malnutrition.

The theme of this year's WMHD was "Mental health promotion and suicide prevention".

"But it is not something that only impacts young people". Data indicates that suicides are prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and are the second leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 29 years.

"And it is something we deal with her in Bermuda too". Unfortunately, the unintended negative effect is that, this prevents persons who have the intention to commit suicide to come forward for help! And between 2006 and 2015 there were 16 known suicides. And to develop a suicide prevention strategy, we need to look at the opportunities there are to intervene. It is estimated that nearly 800,000 people commit suicide every year, and by 2020, depression might overtake other diseases to become the leading cause of death across the world. For others, mental illness may recur throughout their lives and require ongoing treatment. "That means providing better access and choice of services for people where and when they need it". Learning the potential risk factors of suicide can be helpful. This initiative is a large-scale commitment that will bring together influential nonprofits, businesses, brands, celebrities and influencers in a coordinated effort to destigmatize mental health conditions.

- improve awareness of the significance of suicide as a global public health problem; improve knowledge of what can be done to prevent suicide; reduce the stigma associated with suicide; and let people who are struggling know that they are not alone.

We Are Celebrating World Mental Health Day
To participate in World Mental Health Day, WHO encourages the use of the #40seconds and #WorldMentalHealthDay on social media. The theme selected for this year's observance is suicide prevention and the role that everyone can play to prevent it.


Suffering a major loss or life change.

In addition to the warnings, HBO will also be introducing a series of short videos called "Doctor Commentaries", in which clinicians will discuss the portrayal of mental health issues in its shows.

"So today, if nothing else, start with the simple questions about how we are feeling and managing in our lives". Starting at the top and investing in mental health education are critical. That's why we are also looking outside the health system to tackle mental ill health.

Vice-chancellor of Eastern University Prof Shahid Akhter Hossain, Chairman of the Clinical Psychology Department Mosammat Nazma Khatun, National Trauma Counselling Center's project director Dr Abul Hossain, and Clinical Psychology Society's General Secretary Md Jahir Uddin also spoke at the seminar chaired by Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Kamrun Nahar.

As a co-chair of the Alliance, one of my core goals within the next Parliament will be to ensure specific European Union level actions on mental health.

Early intervention is key in mental health. Please join in! It starts at MWI at 1pm with a press conference and the walk will commence at 2pm. Eighty-six percent of the respondents thought that a company's culture should support mental health.

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