A spokesman from Therapy Dogs said: "Its a fact that spending time with a puppy or kitten reduces stress and have a great impact on our mental health thats why our pets are so popular".
Issues such as homelessness, exposure to violence and perceived racism are some factors that can worsen the effects of mental health illness in African Americans. Have you ever thought that the maid who works in your home, the sweeper who keeps your lane clean, and the rickshaw-puller who takes you places needs mental health treatment support?
In the meantime, Acting Director for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Unit in the Ministry of Health Kevin Goulbourne is concerned that not many persons are able to detect young relatives who may be suffering from a mental illness.
Global firm Dechert has introduced mental health "first aiders" into its workforce, as the debate around wellbeing in the legal sector grows.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is also raising red flags about the potential dangers of mental illness during adolescence and the early years of adulthood.
October 10 was #WorldMentalHealthDay - a day to raise awareness about social stigma on mental health worldwide, an opportunity for all of us to share and speak up about our emotional struggles.
Another point is that mental health problems can affect all age-groups.
Digital tools such as SMS platforms or simple screening via smartphone apps could help increase awareness and demand for mental health services, experts say.
We live in a country where waiting lists are months long, misdiagnoses are rampant, medication is handed out as a quick-fix, and many (but not all) doctors are still dismissing symptoms as well, essentially, nothing.
One in six people every week experience a common mental health problem like anxiety or depression.
"Many Chinese parents have no knowledge of mental illnesses and they don't know how to help their children cope with daily life when the kids are mentally challenged", said Peng. Take This is even working with several developers on games that feature gameplay mechanics that deal with PTSD, anxiety, and depression "in really innovative, accurate, and healing ways", Crevoshay told GameDaily.biz. Yet despite how widespread mental health issues are, many people can not find adequate mental healthcare.
It was part of a raft of announcements in a bid to tackle mental ill health, including better care for children. But both of us have seen how political leadership, funding, innovation and individual acts of bravery and compassion can change the world.