Educating the youth on mental health is critical

12 October, 2018, 11:30 | Author: Bruce West
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Art student Jacqueline Goodall has spoken out about her own mental health challenges.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is calling for action to curb the trend of growing suicide rates, amid concerns a lack of service delivery is aggravating the prevalence of mental illness in the bush.

He also touched upon eating disorders. The approach to the mental health must cover the full spectrum which is from day today wellness to many disabling conditions. Suffering themselves. Suffering because they are the primary care givers for a loved one who has untreated mental illness or possibly mental illness that is being treated but still causes them a lot of stress and anxiety.

The minister said: "Here in The Bahamas, the all too common signs of persons affected by substance abuse disorders, neurological conditions or mental health problems living in conditions of homelessness, poverty, and desperate want, serves as clear evidence of the need to focus national attention on mental health issues and mental health services".

The burden of mental ill-health is rising everywhere, says the Lancet Commission, in spite of advances in the understanding of the causes and options for treatment.

Mental health refers to an array of activities directly or indirectly related to the mental well-being component included in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) definition of health: "a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease". In addition to shining a light on mental illness, the week also offers an opportunity for behavioral health nurses to reflect on the impact they have in the lives of the people they serve.

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Just as the resilience and resourcefulness of young people is often unbelievable, what is equally incredible are the levels of distress we as a society expect children and young people (and their families) to tolerate.

"Half of mental disorders begin before the age of 14 and indeed researchers have noted similar types of disorders are being reported across cultures and across languages", he said. I used to think this was my biggest battle, and personally it is.

"Built in 1906, no major renovation, wards and bathhouse are bad and it affects the staff who do not have washrooms to use when they come to the health facility", she stressed.

Seb is the new Head Boy at Monmouth School Boys' Prep, which saw an explosion of colour in support of World Mental Health Day.

Having a friend, having someone who is on your side is something we can all do for someone, and on World Mental Health Day, if you take anything away take that. These tragic deaths raised awareness of those who silently suffer from mental health issues, including depression, and underscored the enormous problem at hand in providing mental healthcare for everyone who needs it.

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