World Mental Health Day observed in Pakistan

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While mental health should be discussed every day, for those who have been reluctant to begin these crucial conversations, there's no better day to start than World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on October 10.

Though the understanding that mental health must be treated on par with physical health has grown, mental illness can still be heavily stigmatised in a country where people are still dismissed or even caricatured as paagal or insane.

This trend is mirrored in prospective job seekers as well, with 86% of responders within that description saying that a company's culture should support mental health.

"Mental health is a key component of an individual's overall health, so I applaud the government for making these valuable investments", said Katherine Hay, president and CEO of Kids Help Phone.

Though public understanding of mental disease has been rising, those with enough awareness to seek professional medical help remained largely unchanged, the survey found.

Now a lot is being done by the Mental Health Authority, the Mental Health Department of the Institutional Care Division of the Ghana Health Service with regards to mental healthcare in collaboration with key stakeholders in Ghana.

"So today, if nothing else, start with the simple questions about how we are feeling and managing in our lives. And if the answer is 'not so good...' then take some time to make a difference".

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In Ontario, 70 per cent of mental health and addictions issues begin in childhood or adolescence.

According to the World Health Organization, one in four people will experience a mental health condition in their lives.

Myth: People with a mental illness are risky.

"From the efforts of the Mental Health Awareness Committee, stronger relationships are creating new opportunities for us to spread the word". Working with its launch partners, Comedy Central will integrate the campaign across all brand platforms, including linear series, social content and live events, with the goal of making emotional health as important as physical health. The stigma associated with mental health is one of the reasons for Americans not seeking treatment.

"Mental illness affects everyone, including the funniest people you know". And for ways to help your mental health for free, Here's What to Do If You Can't Afford Therapy.

"In closing, I will repeat the Minister's message".

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