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Lady Gaga Speaks Out About the International Mental Health Crisis

Lady Gaga Speaks Out About the International Mental Health Crisis

October 10 marks a day of education and recognition for those living with mental health issues and push for greater understanding and focus on the desperate need for adequate services.

The numbers of young people, including children under the age of 14, presenting and dealing with mental illnesses is rising.

"And it appears that more and more people are now turning to pets because of the positive effect and contribution they can have on mental health".

"When I went back to college, I then became my own person again", she said.

A study commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation found one in ten children aged between ten and fifteen say they have no one to talk to, or would not talk to anyone in school if they felt anxious or sad.

At least 177 countries were featured in a report from WHO earlier this year which charted the progressive implementation of its 2013 global action plan on mental health.

"The lack of resources to deal with this issue is another example of a false economy brought about austerity".

"But we need to do more to challenge the stigma that people with mental ill-health face and make sure they feel they can reach out for help".

Chance the Rapper offered some words of advice and compassion about mental illness Wednesday, which was designated as World Mental Health Day by the World Federation for Mental Health.




"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".

This decision came after big names in the entertainment industry were found dead with the cause of death ruled as suicide.

According to psychologists, among women those in the age group of 20 to 45 are more prone to mental health issues, almost 75 to 80 percent, followed by older women, who account for the rest.

Kufre, however appealed to government, health and educational sector to invest in comprehensive and integrated evidence based programmes for mental health of young people.

"Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address". "Reading the emotion in the writings people have left about the people who have passed away is really powerful". "We have in Kamloops coordinated community mental health services through IHA that people can turn to as well".

For many players, mental health can be a hard subject to talk about.

Experts say that women may be prone to some disorders (anxiety disorders) as they undergo a cyclic hormonal changes every month, but overall the prevalence is the same among both the sexes.

'I want to see a counsellor in every secondary school, every primary school having access to counselling services, a closing of the huge gap in what is spent on adult and children's mental health and a system in place that provides support and treatment for every child who needs it, when they need it'.


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