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.
Lady Gaga's new film A Star Is Born may be a music industry melodrama at its surface, but it's also a movie with a serious message about mental health and a pivotal character death by suicide. This is to clear existing confusion in the public about the various psychological professionals and services they provide and to facilitate appropriate access for people with mental health needs.
Professor Vikram Patel, one of the Commission's editors, said that mental health "is the foundation of human capability that makes each life worthwhile and meaningful".
Actress Deepika Padukone shared her struggle with depression in a powerful message on Instagram on Wednesday, in honor of World Mental Health Day. Over time, having good mental health may also reduce our risk of physical health problems.
Mental health disorders are on the rise with 80% of people with any form of mental or substance use disorder in India and China not seeking treatment, a new report on mental health released by Lancet Commission says.
"From the study that we did a year ago, over 69% of people felt like their managers had responded negatively when they did disclose their mental illness, which I think affects people coming out".
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Manager of the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health Ashvini Nath said the ministry is happy to collaborate with CreateBetterMinds.
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Globally, "depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents" with suicide being the third leading cause of death in 15 to 19-year-olds, noted the WHO.
Although African countries have been said to be making progress, much more can be done to build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage recovery, the body said.
Having good mental health can help us feel and function better, have more positive relationships with those around us, and deal with and manage hard times now and into the future.