Over 70% of LGBTQ+ People Experience Mental Health Issues Due to Work

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Dr Pinaman Appau, the Executive Secretary of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, said although the Mental Health fraternity in Ghana had worked hard to create awareness, increase advocacy and educate the public, it failed to prioritise mental health or investment in young people.

Observed each year on October 10, World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness and change attitudes surrounding mental health issues around the world by encouraging people to looking after their own well-being.

"I think it resonates with everybody, one in two people suffers in some way with mental health problems".

A study commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation found one in ten children aged between ten and fifteen say they have no one to talk to, or would not talk to anyone in school if they felt anxious or sad.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death globally for young peope aged between 15 and 19, according to the report, which also suggested there is little difference reported in mental health services and support between countries of low and middle average incomes and those of high incomes. "The challenges are to help people understand that it is an illness and there are medicines and treatment available". "I have struggled for a long time, both being public and not public about my mental health issues or my mental illness".

A new report will be published into the state of young people's mental health every year on World Mental Health Day, it said.

Yesterday's 2019 budget allocated an additional €84 million for mental health services in Ireland.

"This transparency would also drive standards through competition, and with mental health finally being more openly discussed in society and our schools, it is time workplaces stepped up".

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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.

Now, the singer and actress is fighting for more awareness and funding for mental health.

There is no health without mental health, she explained.

We will also be encouraging local schools to get involved in better mental health, and why it is essential to support children from a young age to avoid trauma later in life, and working alongside partner organisations to get the campaign message across.

"Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government, with one in 10 CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) failing to meet the mental health investment standard in the previous year - that is leading to adults having to wait as many as four months for treatment in certain areas, while one in four children are being rejected for treatment after referral".

The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development urged high income countries such as the United Kingdom to spend 10% of their health care budget on mental health.

On the issue of mental health service provision for young adults, Mr Cable added: "Children and adolescents face a cliff edge in mental health services when they turn 18".

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