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Mental Health Awareness Week: Big Brother's Ash Harrison sick of topic

Mental Health Awareness Week: Big Brother's Ash Harrison sick of topic”

In the United States, May is National Mental Health Month, when mental health and mental illnesses - which are biochemically-based brain diseases - are brought squarely into the nation's focus.

However there are some who aren't so convinced about the struggles of people who are suffering from mental illnesses.

Rob Vaughan, teacher in charge at the Tuition Service, added: "Our students are at the heart of everything we do here and have offered brilliant ideas as to how we can help reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental and emotional health challenges that they can experience".

In recent weeks, highly regarded public figures have come out in support of mental health, most notably Prince Harry and co with their recent Heads Together #oktosay campaign.

"Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity to stop and assess whether there are steps that can be taken to look after your mental health better". That gremlin undermines you, doubts everything, is your worst critic, lives in the past and remembers only the bad stuff. According to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the number of users the agency served has gone up by almost 40,000 people between 2011-2016.

Mr Burns said discussing with Port Lincoln service providers highlighted a particular issue, the need for a structured peer workforce bridging community groups and health services.

More than a quarter of companies plan to add financial education or guidance to their wellness strategy over the next 12 months, and nearly half will over the next few years, as employers recognise the stress that personal financial concerns can cause employees. There is ongoing research to suggest the link between our brain and the gut with studies that say coeliac disease doesn't just damage the digestive tract but can also have an impact on the psychological health of sufferers.

Humiliation when your benefits are sanctioned for missing one appointment and "you can't complain because they've got control of you by the money", as one lady told us after being referred to our food bank by the job centre that sanctioned her.

"Start a conversation with a veteran you are concerned about", Tenhula said.

"A mental health problem shouldn't just be defined by a diagnosis but it is often only then that an intervention is triggered". Notwithstanding this, the report found that there is a lack of mental health support in the workplace as many employers lack the systems to recognise and address mental health issues. Mental illness runs the gamut. "They are intimately related, and the best chance we have to successfully treat these patients is to intervene as early as possible".

It happens often that they receive emergency calls from people struggling with such issues. "We need to do everything we can to make it possible and socially acceptable for them to access care". How many are doing this effectively and what support are they offering?



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