Stigma remains as world celebrates Mental Health Day

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"Traditionally, we have looked at the physical benefits of being active, but this is one of the first analyses to really explore different qualities of physical activity when considering mental wellbeing, and it's shown that it deserves more attention", said Grant Robertson.

Focusing on the African continent, the global needs for mental health care are gradually becoming more visible, but such needs remain inadequately addressed in Africa, according to Doctors Without Borders.

Dagg says stigma and a general lack of knowledge or resources stops people from getting the help they need.

"I felt like I couldn't be out and proud about it".

Her struggles came to the fore in the weeks after she gave birth to her healthy daughter, Lily-Rose.

"For a long time that wasn't a thing that [the black community] talked about", he said.

"I used to lie awake watching Lily breathing through the night, I was over-sterilising every bottle".

More than a fifth (22%) of employees went into work when feeling mentally unwell past year, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance. "If these disorders are left untreated, they can extend into adult life, thus impacting educational attainment, employment, relationships and even parenting", warned Tarun Dua, a mental health adviser at the WHO.

They point out that mental health problems can affect anyone, irrespective of age, and early treatment can help in recovery.

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"Here in the Cayman Islands our small population makes it of paramount importance that our young people are physically and mentally prepared to take responsibility for the future of this country", said Seymour.

"Neuropsychiatric disorders are among the leading causes of worldwide disability in young people".

The Disney star, who is in rehab at the moment after a drug overdose, once said in an interview that she had never gone to the extent of killing herself, but if she had, she knew that she wouldn't care.

"I'd had it drilled into me that I was only going to be a mum for the rest of my life". The report found that self-harm is the second most common cause of death for girls aged 15-19, and the third most common for boys of that age range (see chart).

"In the right environment, a young parent can flourish as their own person - you'll always be a mum".

"Students can often be put under a lot of pressure that creates underlying stress".

She said: 'In my time as health minister I have met many people who have been bereaved by suicide and their stories of pain and loss will stay with me for a long time. But, she added, such interventions "can be carried out in the community, in health facilities or through digital media".

The PM has also pledged up to £1.8 million to ensure the Samaritans' helpline remains free for the next four years, to help those most in need.