Over a third of respondents (35 per cent) identify themselves as suffering or having suffered from SAD - a type of depression that becomes more severe in winter.
"Driven by violence, environmental changes and inequality, mental disorders are going unchecked in every country in the world". These are just a few of the challenges of working with behavioral health clients that makes mental health nursing such a fascinating and rewarding career. "Governments are failing both to prevent mental disorders and provide treatment of acceptable quality", the report said.
"Young people are constantly battling the effects of human rights violations, war and violence in our homes, schools and workplaces, competing cultures from all around us through television and the internet, where they experience cyber-crimes, cyber-bullying".
10 October - is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.
Substance use disorders are more common for younger people (13%) than other age groups, while anxiety disorders are more common in people aged 35-44 (18%).
Professor Helen Herrman, president of the World Psychiatric Association, said: "We've seen a rise in mental illness in young people when, with all the knowledge we have, we should be seeing a decrease". They are three times more likely to self-harm than women.
A combination of factors including young people sleeping less, being less active and eating less healthily, coupled with pressures around school, work and study, all contribute to one's mental health more so than in previous generations. Neither is the person who's still struggling to figure out what it is they need to be talking about. Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness. However, there are simply no other accessible options.
In light of this, Seymour stressed the importance of ensuring that island's young people are reminded that they have unconditional love and plenty of encouragement.
The move, meant to tackle the tragedy of 4,500 people taking their own lives in England each year, comes on World Mental Health Day.
May's announcement comes a day after the National Audit Office said the United Kingdom government may be "even further away than it thought" from achieving its goal of equal access to physical and mental health services for young people. (2009). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 4326.0, 2007.