People urged to talk about problems on World Mental Health Day

People urged to talk about problems on World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation explains that the objective of observing this day is to not only raise awareness about mental health issues but also to take more initiative to help people who face these problems.

Mental Health in the Workplace is the focus of World Mental Health Day this year.

The Chamber is also promoting the Time to Change In Your Corner campaign by spreading the word about how to spot mental health problems and what to do to be supportive. Just-in-time interventions provided via mobile devices (or to put it more simply, text messages) are now being tested in two studies to see whether they can enhance assertiveness and reduce stress among adolescent apprentices at workplaces in Switzerland.

Nearly half of Scots fear revealing a mental health problem at work would jeopardise their career. A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion each year in lost productivity.

Bullying or harassment in the workplace can have a huge impact on one's state of mind. Some may ask you to snap out of it if you are ever depressed or ask you to calm down in case you are having an anxiety attack. "Both structural and functional abnormalities in these areas have been found in depression", the authors wrote.

Morgan added. She said the way to deal with this is to help employers to understand more about mental-health conditions. During this time every person will experience a barge of feelings, some good, some bad and some simply confusing.

Mental health has been considered as a major concern for thousands of years, but various cultures are treating mental illnesses very differently throughout time.

Employees, on the other hand, should create a work-life balance and a support systems at work, opt for a disciplined and healthy lifestyle, get adequate sleep, avoid alcohol and drugs, and engage in regular physical exercise, which would help them stay fit physically as well as mentally. It speaks volumes about attitudes towards mental health if people would rather lie and tell their boss they have a back problem instead. Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

There are a ton of great organizations working hard to provide to support to those that are seeking out help for mental illness that may not otherwise be able to afford treatment.

Researchers uncovered the worrying statistic following a study carried out among 2,000 employees which showed 38 per cent wouldn't feel safe being open about their mental health at work. If symptoms persist or worsen, it could be postpartum depression. Just last month, it was reported that Yorkshire has fewer psychiatrists than most regions of the United Kingdom, with just five per 100,000 of the population, compared to 11 per 100,000 people in London.



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