The power of support for mental health

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Headteacher of Monmouth School Boys' Prep, Mr Neil Shaw, said: "I am exceptionally proud of Seb for raising awareness of mental health and the Young Minds charity".

Athletes and staff will have access to a mental health screening programme when they join and leave the elite set-up.

"Here in the Cayman Islands our small population makes it of paramount importance that our young people are physically and mentally prepared to take responsibility for the future of this country", said Seymour. SADAG says that university students may experience depression, stress and anxiety on a daily basis without realising they are suffering from a mental illness. "Within families and communities, we often remain silenced by a shame that tells us that those with mental illness are somehow less worthy or at fault for their own suffering". The theme of the day for this year is "young people and mental health in a changing world".

Speaking at a Downing Street reception marking World Mental Health Day, May said: "When I first became prime minister, I stood on the steps of Downing Street and pledged to fight the burning injustices in our society". The commission estimates that 13.5 million deaths every year could be averted if the underlying mental ill-health problems were addressed. "Communicate that it's fine to take time off to get better and there won't be any negative impact on their career for doing so".

Investment from the governments and the involvement of the social, health and education in integrated, evidence-based programs for the mental health of people is essential.

According to the report, mental disorders are rising in every single country in the world and will cost the world's economy $16 trillion by 2030.

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Anxiety and depression are the most common categories of mental illnesses.

A new study conducted by SilverCloud Health has shown that debt and anxieties around money is negatively affecting the lives of young people in Ireland.

Professor Vikram Patel, one of the Commission's editors, said that mental health "is the foundation of human capability that makes each life worthwhile and meaningful". "Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness", wrote World Health Organization on its website.

"We can help them to make sense of what's making them anxious, because they don't always see what that is".

On past occasions, the singer has reminded audiences that mental health is equally important to a person's well-being as physical health. Negotiations are also well advanced with the National Ambulance Service with regard to developing a single telephone contact information line specifically for mental health.

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