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The Australian Journal of Rural Health, in its October issue, reports that, on average, people with mental illness die 20 years earlier than the total population's average life expectancy.

There is both a crisis in services available for children and young people when they experience difficulties with their mental health and a growing understanding that the bulk of the mental health difficulties that adults experience have their onset before the age of 14.

Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said a financial contribution from platforms such as Facebook should be considered to help "stem the tide of mental ill health" in the UK.

Over 800,000 people commit suicide every year, USA singer Lady Gaga and World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom wrote in an article for Mental Health Awareness Day. The non-profit was founded by gaming journalists Susan Arendt and Russ Pitts along with clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Kline in 2013, and the company's board is led by such prominent games industry veterans as Bethesda's Pete Hines and former IGDA Executive Director Kate Edwards. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause.

Divulging more about the mental health care, Mr. Brahm Mohindra said that there is a tendency of experimentation in young age group leading to indulgence in alcohol and illicit drug abuse which may lead to the mental health issues among youth. Considering the nearly broken down extended family system we use to have, there is a need to institute community support systems, where everyone within the community is his brother's keeper. For many, these are exciting times.

Sure, it's a day that's part of a month that also strives to recognise the many conditions and illnesses that people are struggling with, but once the clock hits 12 tonight, the tweets of support, the infographics, and the Instagram Stories will, for the most part, stop.

According to World Health Organization, half all the mental illnesses begins by age 14 and often goes undetected and untreated.

"There are few greater examples than the injustices facing those with mental health conditions".

Investment by governments and the involvement of the social, health and education sectors in comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programmes for the mental health of young people is essential. 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".

"Youths needs to be taught healthy coping mechanisms and awareness of ways to look after their mental health", Kufre said. People do not know the difference between a mental health issue and madness. Only two in every five people experiencing a mood, anxiety or substance use disorder seek assistance in the first year of the onset of the disorder.

There are degrees to the magnitude and type of mental illnesses.

For many players, mental health can be a hard subject to talk about.

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