Mental ill health was endorsed as the "fifth NCD" alongside cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and respiratory diseases at the 3 UN General Assembly high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) held in September 2018 in NY.
Jackie will also explore how we can harness the latest technology - such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence - to identify those at risk of suicide. Workplace and institutions need to take steps as well to also cater to the mental health needs of the employees.
Half of mental illness begins by the age of 14, and statistics due out later this year are expected to show levels far higher than has previously been recorded.
And all primary and secondary schools will be asked to regularly measure their pupils' mental well-being, as part of lessons in relationships, sex and health education.
Events will be held under the theme 'Young people and mental health in a changing world, ' to create awareness about mental health issues and the impact of it on general health and wellbeing. This is a battle that is a long way from being won, with treatment times out of control, and overworked and under resources NHS and medications ever increasing in cost, these are issues that will take time.
For generations, we have measured our children's physical health throughout their childhood.
She continues, "We teach teens how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and how get help. and how we need to reduce stigma of mental illness".
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So we are going to change this.
Kufre, however appealed to government, health and educational sector to invest in comprehensive and integrated evidence based programmes for mental health of young people.
"There are few greater examples than the injustices facing those with mental health conditions".
According to the authors, the time is now to change the perceptions surrounding mental health issues and to better the way we care for those dealing with them in the process.
"I will be urging the council to recognise not just the importance of World Mental Health Day, but also its implications - that in order to have a healthy, productive Peterborough, we need to invest in the wellbeing of our citizens, both at a local and national level".
Moeti said that although countries in the region were making progress in addressing the problems of mental health, much more could be done to build mental resilience from an early age. And let me thank you all again for everything that you are doing to support that vital mission.
President Halimah Yacob and Marine Parade GRC MP Fatimah Lateef removing the "stigma" to unveil the logo of the Global Alliance for Mental Health Advocates at the first Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates on Oct 4, 2018.