In a research paper released yesterday to coincide with World Mental Health Day, the RFDS said despite the prevalence of mental illness being similar in the bush and city, residents of very remote areas were twice as likely to die from suicide.
Dr Eno Kufre, a Psychiatrist with a Private Psychiatrist Centre in Gwagalada on Wednesday said compounded stress and apprehension if not recognised and managed could lead to mental illness.
The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per cent).
The school environment has a significant impact on a young person's emotional welfare. "We are feeding them and we are clothing them it is a major challenge that we need to look at", she averred.
October 7-13 is Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Kufre, however appealed to government, health and educational sector to invest in comprehensive and integrated evidence based programmes for mental health of young people.
Theresa May has announced eight thousand more mental health workers in schools to offer mental health checks to pupils. Literacy and numeracy are seen as the key markers of success. One of these is the pressing question of mental health and how our population is coping with it. Statistics from Pakistan Association of Mental Health suggest that one in every four Pakistanis may be suffering a mental disorder.
Now is our time to turn our passion for a mentally healthy society into action by asking for social and political change in education.
Sue Abderholden, is the executive director with the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Minnesota. This blog originally appeared on the foundation's website. "That's the first place to go", said Dagg. However, it added that mental health interventions for young people must be carefully planned to "ensure that they are accepted by them and that they will be useful".
Organizations around the global are sharing information and resources for anyone dealing with mental health issues.
Tuesday's opening session was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who previously launched the Heads Together mental health campaign with Prince Harry.
"At present, every nation in the world is a "developing" country when it comes to mental health", the pair wrote. As a mental health nurse, it's just you.