There are a lot of talks on championing good mental health, but one of the most powerful statements was from the American singer-songwriter, Lady Gaga.
It is thought about one in four people in the United Kingdom will experience some sort of a mental health problem each year.
In every country on the planet, the burden of mental illness is rising, according to the authors of a new report.
The measures come as London hosts the first ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, organized together with the OECD and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). Medical experts say we've made strides in terms of reducing the stigma around mental illness, but they add there's a long way to go, making World Mental Health Day that much more important.
The "Ending the Silence" Campaign focuses on teens.
"In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings lead to mental illness", said the Minister. Though the report acknowledged India's efforts to get in place the landmark mental health care bill in 2017 entitling people with mental disorders to access comprehensive medical and social care services in community settings, it said the quality of care continues to be poor for mental health patients.
In African and African-American societies, awareness can be low in priority while stigmatization is high on the list of fails towards understanding mental illness and helping those who suffer from it. We hand out green wrist bands as a reminder. These include self-guided or group psychological interventions, training for families and school staff, community mental health programmes and initiatives to prevent substance abuse, self-harm and suicide.
NAMI presents it's biggest fund raiser of the year, called "Out of the Blue" October 25th at Sarasota Architectural Salvage.
Support networks are clearly crucial to improving a young person's mental health, but what role can schools play in supporting young people?
The research shows that Kiwis who meet the global physical activity recommendations of at least 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity a week are 51% more likely to have healthy mental wellbeing.
"Fortunately, there is a growing recognition of the importance of helping young people build mental resilience, from the earliest ages, in order to cope with the challenges of today's world".
For we are not looking after our health if we are not looking after our mental health.
Half of all mental illness, as we know, begins by the age of 14 - and with young people spending more time online, the strains on mental wellbeing are only going to increase. She founded the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 to help young people address mental wellness, and she herself has been open about surviving a sexual assault by a record producer when she was 19 years old.