This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK

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During this time, President Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act of 1963. Everyone knows a little bit about mental health issues.

Mental Health Awareness week runs May 8 through May 14 in the United Kingdom, and You Me At Six vocalist Josh Franceschi has shared an important message on Twitter in order to raise awareness for those struggling with mental health issues.

One of our flagship programmes Healthy Me is aimed at children and explores emotional/mental health, healthy lifestyle choices and pathways to effective support through imaginative and interactive play and song.

Mental health is, undoubtedly, an essential segment of health care, and a quick look at this nation's social ills demonstrates the far-reaching tentacles of inadequate care.

At any given time, approximately 43 million Americans or about one in five adults suffer from some form of mental illness including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. I wrote in January about the concern that school leaders and teachers have long had about the mental health of children, which they see at first hand as an issue at least as important as children's physical health and has received a good deal of attention from governments, under pressure from Jamie Oliver and others.

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GETTYTwo in five of those surveyed believe they have experienced depression in their lives

This bill's goal will make it mandatory for primary care providers to receive mental health assessment and training to be required as part of continuing education requirements prior to receiving license renewal.

There is still a negative view of mental health problems in our country.

He added that it has helped to 'open up conversations about the importance of mental health and encouraged the children to feel confident about seeking support for their emotional and mental health'.

Were May serious about reforming mental health care, she could set minimum standards to which all are entitled by law, including both inpatient and outpatient care.

"Through this game-changing partnership, our two organizations will join One Mind at Work and its existing partners to take action, empower employers to more effectively address workplace mental health, and make a difference in a coordinated way", said Sarah Krevans, President and CEO of Sutter Health. We need to speak up early and educate people about risky behavior and its connection to mental illness-and do so in a compassionate, judgement-free way. Many people are quick to shun or to blame those who afflicted, rather than recognizing the need for compassion. Mental Health Month works not just because it is about what others can do for us, but what we can do for ourselves.

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