This was non-existent 31 years ago so it's a positive step to see more and more investment from the government in mental health services to help people going through illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic on the sidelines of the launch of the Mental Health Day in Accra yesterday, he said the developments were catalysts for mental illness.
The article explained that around the world, mental health conditions cost roughly US$2.5 trillion per year, "a figure that is expected to balloon to $6tn by 2030 unless we take action".
Young children of staff can also get involved by drawing a picture to illustrate the theme "Happiness in my world", and a series of presentations will be on display at all main Qatar Airways offices to promote greater awareness of key mental health issues. However, he said, a report from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, an organization that hosts the largest database on campus-mental health, showed suicide rates on campuses decreasing.
"World Mental Health Day provides a fantastic platform to focus on this very important area that doesn't always get the attention it should", she said.
The course is created to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first-aid basis.
"For the past year, I have been making art about mental health and about how I was feeling".
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He wants to help spread mental health awareness across the U.K and is urging drivers to address mental health . The report was published ahead of a first global ministerial mental health summit in London this week.
After asking for help more than six months ago, Jacqueline is still on the waiting list for mental health treatment on the NHS.
"The stigma of mental illness is probably as big a problem as mental illness itself", said Patrick Corrigan, a professor of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
"We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma or stymied by misguided ideas that portray these conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing", the article reads. Less than one percent of global aid is donated to mental health; even in developed countries, the issue is dismissed.
Dr Sands stressed the importance of mental health at every stage in life, from childhood to adulthood.
"Because some of the topics that the theme covers; suicide, bullying, trauma and gender identity, we chose to focus on high school students, because these are issues that are affecting our youth and they are being downplayed in a lot of instances because youth are not given a voice to express themselves", she said. Disorders such as depression and anxiety are more common among women.
" Psycho social support can be provided in schools and other community settings and course training for care providers to allow them detect a manage mental disorders because, prevention begins with being aware of and understanding the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness", Kufre said. And to take a moment and do your part and help change the way we talk about this issue.