Elaine Peng, a mental health educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, made the remarks on World Mental Health Day, which is observed on October 10 every year, with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of the issue.
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"We aren't looking after our health if we aren't looking after our mental health". Some mental health issues require medication, hospitalization, talk-therapy or a various combination of all.
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Half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated, according to the World Health Organization. If people are taking regular days off sick or more days off than usual, it could be a sign something more serious is going on.
Dr Sands suggested mental illness greatly increases the risk of contracting other serious medical conditions such as HIV, diabetes, and heart disease.
Young people - under the age of 35 - face the brunt of the global burden of mental illness.
Support networks are clearly crucial to improving a young person's mental health, but what role can schools play in supporting young people? "Without people there is no business, so workplaces should facilitate interpersonal connection - for example, break-out areas and dedicated collaboration spaces help to avoid feeling isolated, and voluntary work can be a powerful and satisfying activity that is dually beneficial". "But together we can change that".
She says, although today most people understand that mental illness is a medical condition, still the stigma stops people from seeking medical help.
"I will be urging the council to recognise not just the importance of World Mental Health Day, but also its implications - that in order to have a healthy, productive Peterborough, we need to invest in the wellbeing of our citizens, both at a local and national level".