Mental health crisis may cost world $22 trillion by 2030

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Penned by the Lancet Commission on Mental Health, the report highlighted that people living with mental illnesses still routinely suffer "gross human rights violations" including "torture".

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The report was published ahead of a first global ministerial mental health summit in London this week.

It also recommended a wholesale shift to community-based care for mental health patients, with psychosocial treatments such as talking therapies being offered not just by medical professionals, but also by community health workers, peers, teachers and the clergy.

Only 40 percent of adults who have a mental illness reported receiving any sort of service for their mental illness in the prior 12 months, according to Judith Bass, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

WFMH wants to encourage a plan of early interventions, prevention of mental illness and triggers such as bullying, and the implementing of resilience support and programs to educate young people about mental wellbeing. Brathwaite said the ministry seeks to break the silence around mental health by getting people to talk about it.

Parents who are anxious about their children's mental wellbeing can call YoungMinds' parent helpline on 0808 802 5544 between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday. "Depression is like any other illness that requires intervention".

"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.

The CMD explained that stress and apprehension which are not properly managed most often lead to mental illness, adding that the use of online technologies, despite many benefits could also bring about additional pressures. The theme for this year is 'Young people and mental health in a changing world, ' while in 2017 it was 'Mental health in the workplace'.

Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated.

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

Having good mental health can help us feel and function better, have more positive relationships with those around us, and deal with and manage hard times now and into the future.

"The new Mental Health Strategy and the other measures we are promoting today demonstrate that our work in the area is consistently evolving and improving as we move forward".

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