What's more, one in 5 of today's adolescents will experience a serious mental illness during their lifetime.
"To help workers and employers deal with the challenges of mental health at the workplace, we will continue to raise awareness, step up education and share best practices".
Addictions and mental health expert explained that the stigma associated with mental illnesses would take a while until it disappears entirely even though it is getting lower. "We know that psychological treatment - especially evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy - has been found to be very effective for anxiety and depression".
Members of the Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare set up a booth in downtown Roanoke Monday morning to spread awareness about mental heath illnesses among children.
According to the Mental Health Foundation 70 million work days in the United Kingdom are last every year due to mental health problems, costing employers around £2.4bn. He also reminded encouraged people to seek help when needed.
And a sizable group doesn't view the most common mental disorders as disorders - 33 percent said that about anxiety and 22 percent said the same about depression, according to the survey recently released by the American Psychological Association.
South Africa's mental health policies and laws are in line with global human rights covenants, but these rights and freedoms alone are not enough to protect South Africans living with mental disorders, who are vulnerable to abuse and human rights violations.
Almost 4 of 5 respondents agreed that less stigma and shame around mental health disorders would lower suicide rates.
With more people trained to assist those with mental health issues, Christiansen's hope is that people who are struggling will be able to receive help earlier on.
Though a suicide helpline is yet to be created, Dubai is running pilot projects to integrate mental health services in primary healthcare settings.
Dr. Randy Sconiers, popularly known as Dr. S has again reiterated his support for mental health awareness as he joined other celebrities to kick off National Mental Health Awareness Month with the Silence the Shame/Music Cares "The Soundtrack of Mental-Health: Vol. 2" event in NYC.
Science shows that sadness can as well cause mental problems. It might also address social determinants of health such as poverty.
Africa Health has brought the internationally renowned MEDLAB Series - a portfolio of medical laboratory exhibitions and conferences across the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the Americas - on-board as one of the highlights of the exhibition series.