She says, although today most people understand that mental illness is a medical condition, still the stigma stops people from seeking medical help.
World Mental Health Day should give Indians pause for thought to consider what is a veritable public health crisis that - thanks to stigma - is brewing in silence.
Yes there are people who have severe mental illnesses, I for one suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder and Generalised Anxiety.
Patel is joint lead editor of the report "Anyone who cares about poverty, education, social cohesion or economic progress should work to improve mental health, putting the vast knowledge we have on promotion, prevention and care, into action", Patel said.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death globally for young peope aged between 15 and 19, according to the report, which also suggested there is little difference reported in mental health services and support between countries of low and middle average incomes and those of high incomes.
The Chamber of Commerce is keen to support, encourage and build opportunities for both current and future business people and that includes a more supportive environment for those with mental health concerns. This year's theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health is young people and mental health in a changing world, which is fitting as It's OK To Say is born out of nearly 20 years of work listening to what children, teenagers and adults need to function healthily on a daily basis.
For such a long time I have campaigned for mental health, having had a relationship with anti-depressants since my early teenage years.
"Dedicated to promoting mental health services and providing peer support within the underserved Chinese community, Elaine Peng helped establish the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chinese Community Service Committee in the San Francisco Bay Area and developed the first NAMI Chinese website in the United States, in addition to having developed multiple NAMI programs for the Chinese community", said Wieckowski in a California Senate resolution dated September 26.
Country Representative, has called on the Government to develop and strengthen evidence-based programmes to address the mental health needs of young people. It also recommends interventions by medical professionals working in primary care, to lay the foundation of the mental health care system.
Each World Mental Health Day has a theme to focus on.
Mental health services are available for free on the NHS, while there are a number of helplines and charities that offer support.
Issues such as homelessness, exposure to violence and perceived racism are some factors that can worsen the effects of mental health illness in African Americans.