Youths at risk of mental illness

Youths at risk of mental illness

One-quarter of young people who require mental health services are unable to get help from the NHS, the report found.

"It's an hour there, followed by a 45-minute session, and then it takes over an hour to come back on two different buses", she said.

Marjorie Wallace, the chief executive of the mental health charity Sane, applauded the announcement but also warned that the government had not made enough improvements since it pledged to tackle mental health issues two years ago.

"Each year, one in every five Australians will experience a mental health issue so it's fantastic to see some of Australia's best comedians throw their support behind mental health and wellbeing in Western Australia".

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This week, the World Health Organization recognized World Mental Health Day to shine a spotlight on global mental health education, awareness and advocacy and to address social stigma.

Despite this alarming scenario, mental health continues to be a taboo topic with enormous stigma attached to it. Language can drive people to - or away from - getting life-changing help of the kind available at The Orchard in Banbury.

India is standing on the threshold of a mental health epidemic with a greater number of people affected by mental health issues in the country than the entire population of Japan. "An effort to improve attitudes towards mental health does not mean people should obsess about restricting language or confuse political correctness for inclusive language", said Ms Dewhurst. Much can be done to help build resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and to manage and recover from mental illness.

NAMI hosts several support groups and educational courses each month to help reduce the stigma around mental illness.

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