Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

The power of art for mental health

The power of art for mental health

Instead of worrying about what others, who doubt the necessity of mental health treatment think, focus on yourself and your own wellness!

He said some mental health disorders include anxiety disorder such as panic disorder, phobias obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

"Mental health is something that fluctuates throughout a lifetime and with more support it makes people more functional".

This week marks National Mental Illness Awareness Week, a week established by Congress in 1990 to put the spotlight on a subject not talked about almost enough.

According to Dr Alhassan, the Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) participates actively in the celebration of the World Mental Health Day annually.

Meanwhile, over the last decade nearly five times as many students have disclosed a mental health condition to their university compared with 10 years ago.

Ms Doyle-Price, now Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, will ensure every local area has effective plans in place to stop unnecessary deaths and investigate how technology can help identify those most at risk.

A new report, from health and wellbeing provider BHSF, has highlighted a hidden problem that is only magnified by the stigma surrounding poor mental health.

The online survey conducted by The Harris Poll also revealed that 42 percent of employees say they have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder by a healthcare professional, indicating the need for mental health services in the workplace.

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Women were more likely to experience mental disorders (22%) than men (18%), with a higher rate of anxiety disorders (18% compared to 11% for men) and affective disorders (7% and 5%).

There is no health without mental health, she explained.

The Accra Psychiatric Hospital Medical Health Director worriedly said despite the mental disorders facing quite a number of the population, mental health comes to the discussion table only when there is an emergency.

They tie into this year's theme of 'Young People and Mental Health in a changing world, ' helping to raise awareness around the important issue of mental health.

"Most of them indeed are, but much less so than we used to think". In response, GKR has spent the past year raising awareness of mental health amongst staff. This can have a negative impact on how a person feels and how well they cope with everyday stresses.

In an era where speech is more and more polarised and combative, "labels" used to refer to mentally unhealthy people can lead to negative effects that you and I can't imagine of.

Through funding from Edinburgh's Health and Social Care Partnership, Edinburgh Leisure delivers a physical activity programme, Healthy Active Minds, which uses physical activity to help improve mental health.

Rose Nona, a Sri Lankan domestic worker, said: "The mental pressure was very great, and I could not have got through this without the support of my family here".

Spark asked employees to donate a minimum of $10 to 1010, the World Mental Health Day charity.

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