Every year, October 10th is celebrated as World Mental Health Day (WMHD). The main objective of observing WMHD is to raise awareness about mental health issues across the world and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is “Young people and mental health in a changing world.” This year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is focusing on adolescents and the mental health problems that they deal with.
Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension. However, the feelings if not recognised and managed, can lead to mental illness.
The Acute Psychiatric Unit in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and social services will be observing World Mental Health Day today as well.
Public Health Specialist and Social Worker at the Acute Psychiatric Unit, Dave Laudat says that, the intention of the health care is to help the youth grow in their strength.
Public Health Specialist and Social Worker at the Acute Psychiatric Unit, Dave Laudat
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