Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

10 common signs of mental illness to watch out for

Simon Blake Simon Blake
Steve Townsend | 11 October, 2018, 07:11

The South African Anxiety and Depression Group (Sadag) says companies should talk about mental health in order to create spaces for employees to speak openly about any illness. Evidence is growing that promoting and protecting adolescent health brings benefits not just to adolescents' health, both in the short- and the long-term, but also to economies and society, with healthy young adults able to make greater contributions to the workforce, their families and communities and society as a whole.

"There are only 0.58 beds per 100,000 population in Nepal to avail mental health services while hospitals providing mental health services are only available in urban areas", said Dr Basudev Karki, psychiatrist at Mental Hospital in Patan. People go for a physical health check-up regularly but mental health is always neglected.

World Mental Health Day 2018 banner by the Ministry of Health.

Around 4,500 people take their own lives each year in England and suicide remains the leading cause of death for men under 45, but most mental ill health can be identified by the age of 14.

A Sadag study shows one out of four employees suffers from a mental health disorder. The op-ed starts with Gaga and Dr. Adhanom discussing the alarmingly high suicide rate, which they cite as the second leading cause of death of people between ages 15 and 29 globally.

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"A child can suffer vast 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. Now more than ever, this must change.

He said this while briefing newsmen during the celebration of the 2018 World Mental Day held in conjunction with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), with the theme "Young People and Mental Health In A Changing World", held in Abeokuta.

The governor explained that people with mental health problems deserve love, care, understanding and support.

As evidence in this country emerges - and the Chief Medical Officer is now looking at what we know and the impact of social media - we need to consider the links between health and technology for better, in many cases, but also for worse.

The new campaign highlights that while we can all feel stressed, anxious, low or have trouble sleeping, there are simple actions we can take to manage these issues and prevent them from becoming more serious.

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