'2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder' - Capital

'2.2m Nepalis suffer from mental health disorder' - Capital

"Yet despite the universality of the issue, we struggle to talk about it openly or to offer adequate care or resources". "Those six are a tiny fraction of the 800,000 people who will kill themselves this year - more than the population of Washington DC, Oslo or Cape Town".

"And, under these circumstances, discuss whether the equivalent of a mental health levy would be a proportionate response, both in terms of changing behaviour on the part of the companies involved and in terms of providing a funding stream for the expanded services we all want to see".

Pan American Health Organisation representative Dr Erica Wheeler made this observation today at a World Mental Health Day health fair at the Brian Lara Promenade, Port of Spain.

"A child can suffer huge stress due to small reasons like getting scolded or bullied in school, disputes between parents and even day-to-day pressure like forcing for a haircut", said Dr Arjun Raj Kunwar, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kanti Children's Hospital. "In the United Kingdom and Australia, peer-to-peer education programs encourage young people to support one another".

Around 4,500 people take their lives every year in England and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45.

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A combination of issues is usually the biggest contributors to mental health among young people, says Chambers. "Similarly, lack of mental health centre for children is another challenge", said Dr Kunwar.

"Earlier this year, the WHO published the Global Mental Health Atlas, which provides information from 177 countries on progress towards achieving the plan's targets", Lady Gaga and Ghebreyesus wrote.

Other factors identified as compounding stress in adolescents are the expanding online technologies which undoubtedly bring many benefits, but can also exert additional pressure when people feel the need to be constantly connected.

Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price will lead the national effort and try to end the stigma which stops people from seeking help, the Prime Minister said. We have commenced the construction of primary health centres across the state to reach all Edo people and residents irrespective of where they reside. More definitely needs to be done to help teens in crisis.

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