New plan to help British Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Disorders such as depression and anxiety are more common among women

Disorders such as depression and anxiety are more common among women

Grainger said: "World Mental Health Day provides a fantastic platform to focus on this very important area that doesn't always get the attention it should". According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but many cases will go undetected and untreated.

Jacqueline said: "I think everyone has been touched by mental health problems in some kind of way - there's probably people still that don't know how to speak up about it or what is happening to them".

"And it appears that more and more people are now turning to pets because of the positive effect and contribution they can have on mental health".

"Mental health in Jamaica is a big problem".

According the the Mental Health Foundation In 2017, 5,821 suicides were recorded in Great Britain.

"Our message is that, by redirecting your energies towards boosting your physical health, reaching out to those around you, becoming more aware of your feelings, trying new things and focusing on kindness and sharing, you can combat numerous negative emotions and behaviours that affect our everyday lives".

Because of culture-related factors, such as family conflict, perceived discrimination and ethnic identity, many Chinese immigrants tend to avoid talking about mental illnesses even when they suffer from depression or other mental illnesses, said Peng. "For many, these can be times of stress and anxiety; these feelings can lead to serious mental illness if they are not recognised and managed in time", the Country Representative of the WHO, Dr Owen Kaluwa, said at the event.

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Chart: Self-harm caused by mental health issues is among the top five causes of death for young people. Take This doesn't just raise awareness about mental illness in gaming, it gives gamers the tools they need to understand what they're going through and seek help right away.

It has been seen that most of the people neglect the treatment or checkup for mental weakness.

"Globally, there is a growing recognition of the importance of helping young build mental resilience from an ear age, parents and teachers can help build life skills of children and adolescents cope with every day challenges". This week alone, it's estimated about 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to their mental health condition.

He also called for government's investment in social, education sector and evidence-based programmes for the mental health of the young people with a view to tackling increase of mental illness in the society.

Available data also indicates that the three main mental hospitals in Ghana receive more than one hundred thousand patients in a year with thirty thousand of them suffering from cannabis-induced conditions.

The new strategy will be led by a head of medical health and guided by a mental health expert panel, which is expected to feature four psychiatrists and psychologists, all with experience of high-performance sport.

Speaking on the second day of the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London, Mr Stevens said the "broader influences" on young people's mental health must be addressed.

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