Yorkshire Mum Campaigns For Mental Health Awareness

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NAMI presents it's biggest fund raiser of the year, called "Out of the Blue" October 25th at Sarasota Architectural Salvage. "Within families and communities, we often remain silenced by a shame that tells us that those with mental illness are somehow less worthy or at fault for their own suffering".

A mental health advocate in California, who has recently been awarded by the State Senate, said on Wednesday that her priority now is to help raise the awareness of mental illnesses among young Chinese Americans. Sport and active recreation are not only one of the most cost-effective ways of supporting mental health, but as we continue to understand its impacts, the research is showing it's one of the most powerful approaches for reducing and preventing mental distress.

May has also pledged more support for mental health services for children and young people, as well as funding for the Samaritans' helpline - a confidential 24/7 freephone service. But on Tuesday, Gaga took her advocacy work to another level when she wrote an op-ed for The Guardian to bring attention and awareness to the global mental health crisis.

After communities came together yesterday for World Mental Health Day local vets and charities have reported that pets are playing an increasingly important role in helping our mental health.

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Chart: Self-harm caused by mental health issues is among the top five causes of death for young people.

Globally, "depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents" with suicide being the third leading cause of death in 15 to 19-year-olds, noted the WHO. Yet despite how widespread mental health issues are, many people can not find adequate mental healthcare. Main triggers include relationship problems, family issues, abuse, loss or grief and trauma, while other contributing factors include exam stress, substance abuse, bullying, learning difficulties, financial issues and chronic illness. For many, these are the life altering experiences, however in some cases it's a matter of severe stress, depression or social anxiety which leads to the extreme mental illness. The theme of the day for this year is "young people and mental health in a changing world". Negotiations are also well advanced with the National Ambulance Service with regard to developing a single telephone contact information line specifically for mental health.

The move comes on World Mental Health Day, and as officials gather in London for the first global mental health summit.

"The doctors are trained to recognise mental health issues and are assisted by EIS sports psychologists and performance lifestyle advisers".