Peterborough Labour Party calls for World Mental Health Day support

Florence Lopez
October 12, 2018

CPS' message was given on Wednesday, October 10, as the world marked World Mental Health Day under the theme: "Young people and mental health in a changing world".

In the 2016-2017 National Survey of Children's Health, results of a sample count approximated that in the state of NY, about 54.5 percent of children ages 3 to 17 did not receive mental and behavioral health treatment and counseling that they needed for disorders such as depression, anxiety, and other behavioral or conduct problems.

Mental health is said to be the most valuable thing that we pose with us. However, the proportion who said they would be more embarrassed to say they were off with a mental health problem than a physical illness decreased to 15%, from 20% in 2016.

"In both sport and society, it is vital that we work towards creating the most positive mental health environment whenever possible".

Mental health conditions have resulted in 17.6 million sick days in the past year.

I am proud that my own department runs mental health and well-being events, and is growing our pool of mental health first aiders, developing a culture where people can speak openly about their mental health problems.

About one in five young people experiences mental health problems; half of all mental health conditions start by the age of 14 but most cases are undetected and untreated, according to the United Nations chief.

Headteacher of Monmouth School Boys' Prep, Mr Neil Shaw, said: "I am exceptionally proud of Seb for raising awareness of mental health and the Young Minds charity".

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Jackie Doyle-Price, a Conservative MP and current health minister, has been appointed to lead the government's efforts to confront the issue, which is the leading cause of death in men aged under 45.

Sue Abderholden, is the executive director with the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Minnesota.

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.

From mental health care funding and destigmatizing the issues, we have got to do better.

A number of representatives from the UI and local programs were also present at the event, providing information on mental-health resources for students. Psychosocial support can be provided in schools and other community settings and, of course, training for health workers to enable them to detect and manage mental health disorders can be put in place, improved or expanded.

Athletes and staff will have access to a mental health screening programme when they join and leave the elite set-up. "What can we do?" which is a click-worthy headline to be sure, but also a thought provoking one.

Theresa May has announced eight thousand more mental health workers in schools to offer mental health checks to pupils. But the part we can all play, is overall well being and increasing everyone's mental health.

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