Unlike costly physical illnesses like cancer, where expenses are largely hospital-based, mental health costs are often indirect, such as not being able to work.
The theme for this year is 'Young people and mental health in a changing world, ' while in 2017 it was 'Mental health in the workplace'.
United Kingdom journalist Hattie Gladwell initiated a Twitter thread with the hashtag detailing 'Things people have said about my mental illness.' The thread went viral, and exposed us to the kind of comments those suffering with mental illness had heard.
The PM will place particular focus on the mental health of young people.
WFMH wants to encourage a plan of early interventions, prevention of mental illness and triggers such as bullying, and the implementing of resilience support and programs to educate young people about mental wellbeing.
WHO, in its recommendations, called for the integration of mental health into primary healthcare.
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Mental disorders are estimated to cost the global community almost $2.5 trillion each year - and those costs are increasing.
Half of all mental illness begin by the age of 14 years, but most cases go undetected and untreated, with serious long-term consequences for mental health, it said. "But factors such as financial problems, stress, substance abuse and exam stress can also be factors".
"With mental and behavioral health, the lack of services means the future cost implications are even higher because people aren't even getting treatment", Bass said.
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.
The governor explained that people with mental health problems deserve love, care, understanding and support. We have commenced the construction of primary health centres across the state to reach all Edo people and residents irrespective of where they reside.
As evidence in this country emerges - and the Chief Medical Officer is now looking at what we know and the impact of social media - we need to consider the links between health and technology for better, in many cases, but also for worse.