Ogun: Children coming down with mental health disorders on the rise

12 October, 2018, 11:28 | Author: Sue Riley
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The figure, from a survey of 1,001 United Kingdom employees carried out in August 2018, shows a rise in mental health presenteeism by 4% since 2016.

"Mental health is a very important issue and we should try to help young people to live happier lives without worry", said Seb, who raised more than £400 for Young Minds through a cake sale and by selling yellow headbands.

The U.K.is taking a new approach to tackling mental health issues. The whole month of October is also dedicated to mental health awareness. This week alone, it's estimated about 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to their mental health condition.

Meantime, youth organizations were encouraged to step up and build linkages and partnerships with Sandilands to more effectively educate young people on mental health, substance abuse and disability.

Available data also indicates that the three main mental hospitals in Ghana receive more than one hundred thousand patients in a year with thirty thousand of them suffering from cannabis-induced conditions.

The Mental Health Foundation found that the average person in Britain says "I'm fine" at least 14 times a day, but any business or family can suddenly find a staff member or family member who is struggling. They say, "In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause".

A spokesman from Therapy Dogs said: "Its a fact that spending time with a puppy or kitten reduces stress and have a great impact on our mental health thats why our pets are so popular".

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We know that more and more people are living with poor mental health and that this is having a devastating impact on individuals and communities -with Make it Count we aim to improve the mental health of pupils and teachers.

Sam was sports-mad but his mental health spiralled after he fractured his back at fifteen, he was told a year later that he could never play sports again.

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.

Issues such as homelessness, exposure to violence and perceived racism are some factors that can worsen the effects of mental health illness in African Americans.

According to the World Health Organization, adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job, can be times of stress and apprehension.

According to the authors, the time is now to change the perceptions surrounding mental health issues and to better the way we care for those dealing with them in the process. The global meet on mental health is jointly organized by the U.K. Government, the World Health Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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