10 common signs of mental illness to watch out for

10 common signs of mental illness to watch out for

10 common signs of mental illness to watch out for

The WHO, in its report titled "Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders - Global Health Estimates" mentions that over two-thirds of suicides are in middle-income countries like India.

"In my time as health minister I have met many people who have been bereaved by suicide, and their stories of pain and loss will stay with me for a long time", she said.

In such an environment, it is imperative to spread awareness about mental illness by talking about it more often and holding discussions. Anybody can visit a psychiatrist and psychologist; we should break the stereotype that only people with the mental disorder can visit one.

World Mental Health Day 2018 banner by the Ministry of Health. Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness.

WHO, in its recommendations, called for the integration of mental health into primary healthcare.

It called for a human rights-based approach to ensure that people with mental health conditions are not denied fundamental human rights, including access to employment, education and other core life experiences.

Adebowale said: "Prevention begins with being aware of and understanding the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness".

While there has been some progress, the authors urge governments to do more, writing that "mental health now receives less than 1 per cent of global aid". The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows.

"A child can suffer enormous stress due to small reasons like getting scolded or bullied in school, disputes between parents and even day-to-day pressure like forcing for a haircut", said Dr Arjun Raj Kunwar, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kanti Children's Hospital.

Mental health problem among children and youth remains a neglected sector globally.

'As we watch the news, scroll the internet and talk to family and friends around the world, it's apparent that instability, violence and constant traumatic events are becoming daily occurrences, ' said WFMH president Professor Alberto Trimboli.

There will be a dedicated mental health section on the EIS website, to help athletes and staff find help more easily.

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