"By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world", reads a new op-ed co-written by Lady Gaga and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization. "Yet despite the universality of the issue, we struggle to talk about it openly or to offer adequate care or resources".
After citing some grassroots programs in nations like Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom that are helping to erase some of the mental health stigma, the duo add that the World Health Organization has been working on a "global action plan" for the past five years.
The Health Secretary then insisted: "In the last few years, mental health budgets have gone up".
WFMH wants to encourage a plan of early interventions, prevention of mental illness and triggers such as bullying, and the implementing of resilience support and programs to educate young people about mental wellbeing. "Similarly, lack of mental health centre for children is another challenge", said Dr Kunwar.
It also urged continuous training for primary healthcare workers to enable them detect and manage common mental health problems in community settings.
Around 4,500 people take their lives every year in England and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45.
Corrigan said another reason why mental illness can be so costly is because it often affects younger people in their prime working years.
Other factors identified as compounding stress in adolescents are the expanding online technologies which undoubtedly bring many benefits, but can also exert additional pressure when people feel the need to be constantly connected. We respond to more than five million requests for help a year.
According to a press release by the office of the special adviser, media, Edo State, Mr Obaseki said the societal discrimination against people with mental health problems has further compounded efforts by governments, experts and other stakeholders at designing products for the treatment of patients and reintegrating them into the society.