World Mental Health Day, 10 October

Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick in Parliament

Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick in Parliament

Debbie Adwent, operations manager for St John Ambulance, said: "We believe these results reflect the experiences of the wider workforce and urge employers to take the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce seriously".

It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

He said adults can cope with these challenging easily if they have caring families, and they suffer from stress and fears if the case is otherwise.

She cited WHO's definition of health, which states, that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of a disease or infirmity. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. Harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents is a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviours such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving.

One in five young people will experience a mental health problem this year. PHCC will establish awareness boards, badges, posters, booths, and lectures for all ages providing information on the cause, effects, and symptoms for the different forms of mental health, such as anxiety and depression.

PsychMG also says one in 10 deaths of teenagers in South Africa are from suicide, but that many of these tragedies can be averted by paying attention to warning signals and risk factors, building emotional resilience, and taking suicide threats seriously. "Yet, those struggling with mental health problems are still being marginalized".

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There is also a need for greater recognition of mental health pressures faced by cancer patients, from feeling isolated to enduring the exhaustion of treatments such as chemotherapy. He explained his point by referring to the suicides in Chitral mainly by teenage girls by jumping into the river.

"The more we talk about it, just like we did with breast cancer, the more normal it becomes and the more normal it becomes, the more people will come forward and speak about it", she said.

"I was there along with my team that included clinical psychologist Khaisa Noreen Muhammad Bashir, social worker Shaista Razaq and other local volunteers".

The Psychiatrist called on policy makers to provide the Mental Health Authority with all the resources it needed to embark on its medium to long term development programme.

Substance use disorders are more common for younger people (13%) than other age groups, while anxiety disorders are more common in people aged 35-44 (18%). "The intra-family relations were found to be at the low-level of attachment that in turn is affecting the mood of the people of Chitral who are otherwise known as soft-spoken and tolerant".

"We feel that the mental health staff in the GHA are already working very hard, providing a very good service of care within the remit of their responsibilities, but beyond that there is simply not a solid enough structure available to ensure best practice".

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