Mental health services for young fail to live up to the promise

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Mental health services for young fail to live up to the promise

United Kingdom journalist Hattie Gladwell initiated a Twitter thread with the hashtag detailing 'Things people have said about my mental illness.' The thread went viral, and exposed us to the kind of comments those suffering with mental illness had heard. There are not enough specialised hospitals or specialised psychiatric hospital beds for children and adolescents.

Originally from Sheffield, she sparked a row a year ago when she said many elderly people are "sitting in homes that really are too big for their needs" - and should not expect to pass them on to their children. "In the United Kingdom and Australia, peer-to-peer education programs encourage young people to support one another".

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

Around 4,500 people take their lives every year in England and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45. "Similarly, lack of mental health centre for children is another challenge", said Dr Kunwar.

Mental disorders are estimated to cost the global community almost $2.5 trillion each year - and those costs are increasing.

"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. For many, these can be times of stress and anxiety, and these feelings can lead to serious mental illness if they are not recognised and managed in time. "We can all be a part of a new movement -- including people who have faced mental illness themselves -- to call on governments and industry to put mental health at the top of their agendas".

Against this background, Wheeler said greater efforts must be made to "help young people build mental resilience".

"As a government, we have delineated our health system for easy appreciation of the roles required by all stakeholders in the sector".

"Instead of treating those facing mental health conditions with the compassion we would offer to someone with a physical injury or illness, we ostracize, blame and condemn", the essay continued, adding that funding to help mental illness around the world is terribly low.

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