10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health

One in six people every week experience a common mental health problem like anxiety or depression

"In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness".

Chance, who recently pledged $1 million to mental health resources in his hometown of Chicago, wrote on Twitter that friends and family members need to realize that their expectations are unlikely to match the progress of their loved ones that are dealing with mental illness. Being a mental health nurse means having the compassion, courage and drive to take on new challenges, knowing that it may be hard, but that you are making a difference in the lives of your patients who need that extra care.

Mr Stevens said: "As evidence in this country emerges - and the Chief Medical Officer is now looking at what we know and the impact of social media - we need to consider the links between health and technology for better, in many cases, but also for worse".

"Although it's not fully developed, there's widespread acceptance that overuse of these platforms can have a detrimental effect on children and young people".

If you or anyone you know is suffering from mental health issues, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36.

While the UK's move was welcomed, critics blamed shortfalls affecting mental health services on the government's austerity drive. Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness.

Mental Health Australia said one in five Australians was affected by mental health every year, but many did not seek help. It cites a stat from the World Health Organization that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people, aged 15 to 29.

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Dr. Appau, however suggested that creating counselling centres in all educational institutions could help secure the future of the youth from possible psychological disorders.

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

But at the same time, World Mental Health Day is just that - a day.

"A healthy mind is every bit as important as a healthy body, but the stigma associated with mental health issues is often a huge factor is preventing those struggling, from seeking the right kind of help and support".

Recent data from the Ghana Health Service has revealed that about 41 percent of Ghanaians have some form of psychological illness.

Peng had worked as a Chinese teacher for more than 10 years before devoting herself to mental health advocate and educator, providing information to reduce prejudice against mental health and reduce stigma among caregivers.

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