World Mental Health Day 2018: Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World

World Mental Health Day
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Mental ill health often starts in young adulthood.

Mental illness is usually caused by a combination of pressures at work and at home. Increasing worries about debt, rising bills, and job insecurity, as the economy continues to remain depressed; many therefore lead to a further surge in mental ill health.

Every October 10, the global community recognizes World Mental Health Day as an opportunity to highlight international outreach, education, and advocacy efforts spent to reduce mental health stigma. The overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day also provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' lives worldwide.

We believe that the day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. We also argue people, especially young people to show their support on this day by raising awareness on social media.

It’s vital that we give young people access to the support they need to grow up happy, healthy and resilient.

Understanding young people's mental health


Understanding young people's mental health
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Tips for talking with young people



Tips for talking with young people
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We hope that people affected by stress, depression, and mood disorders are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.
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