How to be a better friend to someone with mental health issues

11 Octobre, 2018, 08:13 | Auteur: Yves Courtet

"Instead of treating those facing mental health conditions with the compassion we would offer to someone with a physical injury or illness, we ostracize, blame and condemn", the essay continued, adding that funding to help mental illness around the world is terribly low.

She will also ensure every local area has a suicide prevention plan in place, and look at how technology can be used to identify those most at risk. D, LCSW from The Cohen Veterans Network and Linda Rosenberg, MSW from the National Council for Behavioral Health join us to shine a light on this growing issue and how to reduce it by eliminating the social stigma of mental illness.

It's an annual occasion created by the World Federation for Mental Health, designed to get us all talking about the state of our mental health. More shockingly, 60% of respondents believed that people with mental illness "should have their own groups to avoid contaminating healthy people" and 68% believe that they "should not be given any responsibility".

In a new op-ed for the Guardian published on Tuesday, Gaga, along with World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom, urged readers to confront the shame and stigma that keeps people from speaking out about mental health. "And we can give the mental wellbeing of our children the priority it so profoundly deserves". "It's time we should change the perception", adds Dr Desousa.

Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock is hosting the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London, attended by ministers and representatives from over 50 countries as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Mrs Doyle-Price, whose title is now Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, said: 'I understand how tragic, devastating and long-lasting the effect of suicide can be on families and communities.

The World Federation for Mental Health notes that suicide and substance abuse numbers have been steadily rising, LGBTQ+ youth are battling loneliness and isolation, and young people still aren't getting the support and education they need to deal with mental illness.

Prime Minister Theresa May also pledged £1.8 million ($2.37 million) to the Samaritans-a registered charity to prevent suicides-so they can continue offering free helpline for the next four years. We respond to more than five million requests for help a year.

"This is an acknowledgement of the importance of our vital service".

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