State Mental Health Authority constituted to provide mental health services: Brahm Mohindra

Indian national Bharat Vatwani one of the winners of this year's Magsaysay Awards- widely regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel prize- speaks during an interview ahead of the awards ceremony in Manila on Aug. 28 2018

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The Samaritans will remain free for the next four years after the government pledged up to £1.8m to assist the helpline in providing 24/7 support.

Penned by the Lancet Commission on Mental Health, the report highlighted that people living with mental illnesses still routinely suffer "gross human rights violations" including "torture".

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma; this year's theme is "Young people and mental health in a changing world".

I think there are few greater examples than the injustice which faces those with mental health conditions. We need to come together. Stigma is part of the reason why mental health services are not well developed in many countries, the report said. Being a mental health nurse means having the compassion, courage and drive to take on new challenges, knowing that it may be hard, but that you are making a difference in the lives of your patients who need that extra care.

U.S. Politician Bernie Sanders echoed these sentiments from his personal Twitter account, writing, "As a nation (the U.S) must fix our broken healthcare system and give mental behavioral healthcare the attention and resources they deserve".

And I want to say a huge thank you to everybody here for everything you are doing to transform how we look after mental health, here in Britain but also around the world. "Young people that we're seeing are going through adolescence, they are going through the demands and challenges of puberty and that can affect their thought processes and how they rationalise things out". Ongoing crisis in mental healthShe said: "I understand how tragic, devastating and long-lasting the effect of suicide can be on families and communities".

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Meanwhile, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said progress was being made, noting suicides rates are coming down.

Doyle-Price will lead a new national government effort on suicide prevention to cut the number of suicides, working with national and local government, experts in suicide and self-harm prevention, charities, clinicians and those affected by suicide.

New mental health support teams will work with schools to ensure young people get the help they need. 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.

Better mental health support in the workplace can save United Kingdom business up to £8 billion a year, while early intervention for people can help reduce the cost of treating people with these conditions.

Based on the World Health Organisation, 14 percent of the global burden of diseases is attributed to mental, neurological, and substance use disorders. "It is time to do the same for mental health".

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