Mental health disorders around the world predicted to cost trillions

RED BOX | MATT HANCOCKOctober 9 2018 12:01am The Times We owe it to everyone to put mental and physical health on an equal footing Matt Hancock

RED BOX | MATT HANCOCKOctober 9 2018 12:01am The Times We owe it to everyone to put mental and physical health on an equal footing Matt Hancock

The report, launched at the first-ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London, was compiled by experts in psychiatry, public health, neuroscience, and advocacy, as well as people with lived experience of mental health conditions.

Elaine Peng, a mental health educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, made the remarks on World Mental Health Day, which is observed on October 10 every year, with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of the issue.

"I think it resonates with everybody, one in two people suffers in some way with mental health problems".

For World Mental Health Day 2018 Accountancy Age are delving into the state of mental wellbeing in the accountancy industry and the workplace in general.

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She said that depression was the third leading cause of mental illness and disability among adolescents globally while suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29 year olds. "Young people that we're seeing are going through adolescence, they are going through the demands and challenges of puberty and that can affect their thought processes and how they rationalise things out".

The Chamber of Commerce is keen to support, encourage and build opportunities for both current and future business people and that includes a more supportive environment for those with mental health concerns. He urged those close to people with mental illness to remain patient and supportive.

Separately, research by Deloitte suggests that up to five million people in the United Kingdom could have a mental health condition.

"Earlier this year, the WHO published the Global Mental Health Atlas, which provides information from 177 countries on progress towards achieving the plan's targets", Lady Gaga and Ghebreyesus wrote.

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If you are at school or college, mental health care may be arranged for you.

With regard to the recent release of 2 WHO/Europe reports, "Situation of child and adolescent health in Europe" and "Adolescent alcohol-related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002-2014", the health and well-being of young people is high on the regional agenda.

"I am conscious of being alive, awake, breathing, needing to eat - but inside I am numb". Any one of us could have mental health issues at some point in our lives. She says, "We are working to replace the stigma of mental illness with hope and support and to advocate for care for those who need it".

The article explained that around the world, mental health conditions cost roughly US$2.5 trillion per year, "a figure that is expected to balloon to $6tn by 2030 unless we take action".

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Theresa May has announced eight thousand more mental health workers in schools to offer mental health checks to pupils.

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