Oldham Library celebrates World Mental Health Day

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Oldham Library celebrates World Mental Health Day

Tomorrow, October 10, is Mental Health Day - a day recognised by the World Health Organisation.

Countries at the summit are expected to support a global declaration to achieve equity for mental health, marking the first time national governments have made a joint pledge to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health.

World Mental Health Day, on Wednesday is an opportunity to talk about mental health and raise awareness of what can be done to look after it.

Not surprisingly, most workers (77 percent) believe that people should take proactive steps to manage their mental health, and more than half (57 percent) believe that apps and online technologies are going to become the first option many people use to do so.

The Morrison Government is investing $125 million over 10 years from the Medical Research Future Fund to support innovative research into mental health and suicide prevention priorities.

MENTAL Health Day 2018 aims to spread awareness and break down social stigma.

However, many a times the problem lies in the family's acceptance that there is a problem. The majority of chronic and recurrent psychiatric problems which are faced by adults have their roots in adolescence. "When you have positive activities that are running, it creates courage for those who are struggling with their mental health". "When I told my family that I was going through depression, my father told me that no one in the family had a mental illness history and pushed the topic away", says a girl who chose to approach a psychiatrist on her own after that.

With 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. Tragic, because the rising rates of suicide in countries around the world underscore the pervasiveness of mental illnesses.

"I think it does [encourage people who are not feeling well to ask for help].

Regularly check in with those close to you, especially if you know they are dealing with a mental illness". Three-quarters of those who suffer from mental illnesses develop symptoms by age 24. Lack of treatment, in turn, also often leads to disability and lack of self-sufficiency. Experts estimate that one in four people have treatable mental or emotional difficulties, but up to 75 percent of sufferers don't seek the help they need.

Employees at Maple are encouraged to talk about mental health, with the agenda at morning meetings being set to talk about any personal problems before work issues.

It also warns of falling numbers of child psychiatrists, at a time when demand continues to rise. Living with a mental health problem can make it hard to relax and switch off. Lack of sleep is another common side-effect. "Never before have we seen such a surge in apps focused specifically on mental health, mindfulness and stress reduction", the company said.

These activities help us maintain good mental health and they can also improve mental health conditions, such as depression.

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