Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace

World Mental Health Day 2018: Raising awareness and combating stigma

World Mental Health Day 2018: Raising awareness and combating stigma

Whatever we do and whatever decisions we take, it is our mind which is constantly at work. "We hope all employers will join us to promote mental health".

"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. We have commenced the construction of primary health centres across the state to reach all Edo people and residents irrespective of where they reside. From identifying the causes, pinpointing solutions, and ultimately recognizing that we are really dealing with medical issues.

First Mental Health DayWorld Mental Health Day was first observed on 10 October 1992.

Nearly 1 in 2 Australians will experience a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime. An adolescent girl dies as a result of violence every 10 minutes somewhere in the world. When it first started, there was no particular theme.

At the third United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), held in September 2018 in New York, United States of America, mental ill health was endorsed as the "fifth NCD" alongside cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases.

Xero points out that one in five people live with mental illness, but there's still social stigma so they rarely speak up about it. The young and adolescent age is the period for major physiological, emotional and social changes and the most vulnerable age for the onset of most mental disorders.

Neil Barwise, people and culture manager at Maple Event Group, echoes the view a positive culture is the first and most important step in fostering mental wellbeing. Mental health and youth therefore assumes paramount importance. It could be that they have entered college, have started a job for the first time or are living overseas alone. This can have a negative impact on how a person feels and how well they cope with everyday stresses.

Aliveyogi.com director Lauren Verona said the studio was offering the free class, titled Mindful for Mental Health, to share the mental health benefits of the mindfulness practice. However, majority are not treated. Tackling mental health issues among youth can help them have a better and brighter future and also help them make the country prosperous. Socio-cultural changes, rapid urbanisation as well as the advancement of technology and virtual means of communication play their role in influencing young people.

The organisation said parents, teachers and friends concerned about a teenager at risk of suicide should be willing to listen without judgement, provide reassurance that they care, and to ask questions about suicidal thoughts. So, let's talk about our mental health and look after it by fitting regular activity into our daily lives and walk, run, dance or swim our way to better health and wellbeing.

"The Benin Specialist Hospital will be open to offer specialist care to patients before the end of the year and we have received letters of intent from experts in the health sector, who want to partner with us to ensure that our health system can meet the needs of our people", he added.

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