Defence minister praises Ruth Davidson for ‘honesty’ on mental health battle

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"This suggests a large proportion of teenagers are suffering from mental and emotional health problems". A powerful human ripple effect occurs which means we are better able to serve our broader network.

Let us change the perception from "mad people see Psychiatrists" to "Smart people see Psychiatrists" and work towards reducing suicides because death is not the answer.

In similar vein, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki in commemoration of the day in Benin decried the attitude of many societies towards people having mental health problems and called for a change.

Mental health researchers Dr Jo Robinson and Professor Patrick McGorry say that this rise in suicides is "devastating".

'Mental health services are still being underfunded by the Conservative government, with one in 10 CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) failing to meet the mental health investment standard in the previous year - that is leading to adults having to wait as many as four months for treatment in certain areas, while one in four children are being rejected for treatment after referral'.

I'm not a mental health expert by any stretch of the imagination, but with one in five solicitors likely to be affected by a mental health issue at some point during their careers it's an issue that should be taken very seriously. This includes issues of comorbidity in the context of chronic disease management in general health care.

Without the support they need, many working people are struggling; taking time off work, being less productive and some are even leaving work. Tragic, because the rising rates of suicide in countries around the world underscore the pervasiveness of mental illnesses.

Schools will be asked to monitor children's happiness and mental health in a bid to tackle growing levels of anxiety among young people, the Prime Minister will announce today.

Staged to coincide with World Mental Health Day, tomorrow (Wednesday), the Mental Health in the Workplace conference takes place at County Hall in Maidstone.

Now mental health received less than 5%, even in these richer nations. 'Yet for too long, mental health has been mostly an afterthought, despite its overwhelming impacts on communities and young people, everywhere'. Many more should be seeking help, he said. We often forget that adolescence suffers from mental health issues.

Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of mental health charity Sane, said: "While we applaud the intention, it is striking that the United Kingdom should be hosting such a summit when we hear daily about people left untreated due to a lack of nurses and doctors".

The WHO said there needs to be greater recognition of the risks along with support for young people. The theme for this year is "Young people and mental health in a changing world".

Young people can experience stress that's quite specific to them. Just like physical conditions, mental health conditions can be managed.

Alongside the announcement, the prime minister pledged £1.8m to the Samaritans so the charity can continue providing its free helpline for the next four years. That's why we're supporting Natasha Devon's campaign to have the Health and Safety at Work Act updated so that all employers have an obligation to provide mental health first aiders - regardless of whether workplaces are unionised or not - and independent of the size of the business.