World Mental Health Day today

World Mental Health Day today

Led by Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, the 43-member CEO Roundtable leadership collaborative, established in 2013, drives innovative solutions to improve employee health and engagement through evidence-based interventions.

The announcement came as Theresa May pledged a £1.8million boost for the Samaritans.

Closer home, The National is exploring the pressures of mental health that young people face in the UAE. "The American Heart Association's CEO Roundtable focuses on physical and emotional wellness so we can keep improving the health benefit for our teammates and their families".

Dr McCrea said: "Mental health problems do not suddenly materialise".

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.

It comes after The Daily Telegraph launched a duty of care campaign calling for more stringent regulation of sites like Facebook and Instagram, in order to protect children from harm.

In fact, statistics from the Office of National Statistics show the number of young suicides is increasing.

However, it is incredibly important that children and adolescents do receive the professional help and support when they need it, rather than waiting months or even years for treatment.

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Nine out of 10 people (94%) felt that organisations should have a mental health policy, yet, less than a fifth (19%) of the organisations where they worked actually had mental health policies in place.

Mrs. Brandy-Williams explained october 10 is World Mental Health Day and highlighted the need for heightened awareness of mental health issues around the globe.

And, while great strides have been made in developing better medical treatments, only recently have we begun to recognize the problem can't be solved by medical interventions alone.

'We can prevent the tragedy of suicide taking too many lives, ' the prime minister is expected to say.

The survey of more than 2,000 workers in the United Kingdom found that four in ten people (39 percent) are already using technology - such as online services, mobile apps and wearables - to manage stress, improve sleep and boost mental wellbeing; the number is even greater - 46 percent - among those who have experienced mental health issues. In some countries this day is part of an awareness week, such as Mental Health Week in Australia.Every year this day is celebrated with some theme.

The plans will see a new profession of healthcare professionasl trained to deliver therapy in schools, and to ensure specialist help is given to those in need.

World Mental Health Day, 10 October, is a day for global mental health education and advocacy; an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental issues worldwide.

Dr. Kaluwa stated that depression is the third leading cause of mental illness and disability among adolescents globally, while suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds, saying "In the African region, it is estimated that 5% of the population aged below 15 years, suffers from a mental disorder".

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