People in denial of mental illness

Henrietta Strickland
October 12, 2017

AIIMS is said to have tied up with the Mental Health Foundation so that they can start some school health clubs that is aimed at interacting with students to make sure their mental and also emotional well being is in place.

"There are a total of 106 mental health workers in the region comprising one Clinical Psychologists, one Clinical Psychiatric Officer, 50 Registered Mental Health Nurses used as Community Psychiatric Nurses, and 52 Technical Officers (Community Mental Health)", he explained. They planned to launch the programme in Delhi first on trial and error basis.

Under the bill, every person shall have the right to the best available mental health care, which shall be part of the health and social care and protection system. As part of this initiative, students will be taught how to handle stress effectively.

Depression and anxiety disorders are common mental health issues that have an impact on an employee's ability to work, and to work productively. Now if you are wondering why mental is so important, here are 4 reasons why.

A study of workers at 250 businesses across the United Kingdom by events company Wildgoose found that 40 per cent of respondents who had suffered mental health issues believed having a designated "chill-out" or quiet area at work would ease the issues.

World Mental Health Day this year is directed toward mental health issues being confronted in the workplace.

It affects personal relationships.It can create conflicts and the quality of your relationship with family and friends will be disrupted.

He opined that some mental illnesses can be managed, and even cured with occupational therapy, psychotherapy, art therapy or even through conversations, adding that there are over 300 different types of mental illnesses with more than eight percent of the workforce having at least one type of mental illness.

She said Ghana had the opportunity to set a great example for other countries in the Sub-region to emulate, adding that, generally, there was the challenge of fear, which often led to the stigmatization and discrimination of persons with mental health conditions. So taking care of mental health means longer life and also a happy life.

Wildgoose said that the findings highlighted the need for employers to take an empathetic approach to mental health in the workplace, and implementation of appropriate support structures.

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