Mental Health Is Public Health

Clay Curtis
October 12, 2019

But these steps have neither altered how this issue continues to be perceived in society, nor have they helped in mainstreaming discussions around mental health and the provision of treatment facilities.

Safe In Our World are working with a range of video game companies to improve the guidelines surrounding mental health in the workplace, and have stated they will be lobbying the United Kingdom government to do more for those struggling with mental health issues.

Unfortunately, however, many people who need help sorting out their mental health issues don't seek it out, largely due to societal stigmas.

Joining the cause are the founding partners: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Bring Change to Mind, Child Mind Institute, Crisis Text Line, JED Foundation, Mental Health America, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and The Trevor Project. Unfortunately, the unintended negative effect is that, this prevents persons who have the intention to commit suicide to come forward for help!

This trend is mirrored in prospective job seekers as well, with 86% of responders within that description saying that a company's culture should support mental health. Learning the potential risk factors of suicide can be helpful. Comprehensive, community-based health and social care services ought to be developed and integrated with primary and hospital care, while continuity of care between different providers should be ensured. Think about this for yourself.

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I got up, and as I started to walk back to the vehicle with the translator, the implication of what had just happened hit me. She has been arrested several times throughout her career.

"Every 40 seconds, someone makes the tragic decision that life is no longer worth living".

Policymakers have spoken of "parity of esteem" between mental and physical health and the research suggests employers are alert to the growing focus on wellbeing. "That's why Mental Health First Aid is so valuable".

The campaign was created in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy New York.

Early intervention is key in mental health. Mental Health America provides a helpful toolkit to help you take care of your own mental health. Please join in! It starts at MWI at 1pm with a press conference and the walk will commence at 2pm. The survey also said that while 58 percent of millennials believed it is very or extremely important that a workplace have a culture that supports mental health, only 29 percent of baby boomers felt the same way. Every day we should be aware of mental health wellness.

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