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Half of mental health disorders arise in adolescence

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Elaine Peng, a mental health educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, made the remarks on World Mental Health Day, which is observed on October 10 every year, with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of the issue.

The Lancet Commission report published on Tuesday by 28 global specialists in psychiatry, public health and neuroscience, as well as mental health patients and advocacy groups, said the gro-wing crisis could cause lasting harm to people, communities and economies worldwide.

Most importantly of all, the non-profit hosts an enormous expert resource collection with an enormous number of guides and apps to help players manage their mental health.

Peng said she still remembered when she asked the audience to raise their hands if they were afraid of mental illnesses at a Chinese community event in the Bay Area three years ago, nearly everyone of the audience raised their hands.

Professor Burn added: "We look forward to the recommendations from the Review of the Mental Health Act, which we hope will look beyond purely legislative changes to go some way to improving the care of people with mental illnesses, and addressing the reasons why BME people are disproportionately detained under the Act and placed on compulsory community treatment".

"Keeping people aware is very important on a daily basis and how important the struggle to stay healthy is hard for some people", Wade said. Which makes sense considering over half of mental illnesses start developing when a person in in their teens - by the age of 14, to be exact.

Statistics from the World Health Organization indicate that in Africa about five per cent of the population aged below 15 years suffers from mental disorder.

The economic and social cost of mental health problems in the United Kingdom amounts to more than £100bn every year. It can be imposed following an assessment by a mental health professional and a doctor.

Health Minister Dr Duane Sands was in attendance and highlighted the increase of mental health issues and illness in the world.

"We are pleased to be promoting new measures today, including the launch of our Mental Health Strategy, as we continue to build structures that will help promote a positive environment for athletes, coaches and support staff".

Ms Doyle-Price, now minister for mental health, inequalities and suicide prevention, will ensure every local area has effective plans in place to stop unnecessary deaths and investigate how technology can help identify those most at risk.

"Pets are non-judgmental, are generally always happy to see and spend time with us, and make us feel needed, and so it comes as no surprise that they can have an impact on our wellbeing". This could include talking about mental health issues, training teachers to spot signs of depression and creating intervention programmes for vulnerable young adults.

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