Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
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Watch ‘Through the Storm’ - an LFC documentary on mental health

Watch ‘Through the Storm’ - an LFC documentary on mental health

"Since children can not express their mental problems, it remains unidentified and affects them more as they grow older".

According to the global agency, 10 to 20 per cent of children and adolescents worldwide suffer from mental disorders.

It also urged continuous training for primary healthcare workers to enable them detect and manage common mental health problems in community settings. This begs the question: is enough being done to help young South Africans battling with mental health issues?

Launched as part of World Mental Health Day, "Jason McAteer; Through the Storm" takes a powerful look into the world of mental health and challenges the associated stigma of speaking up through personal accounts, both on and off the pitch.

The Health Secretary then insisted: "In the last few years, mental health budgets have gone up".

Mental health problem among children and youth remains a neglected sector globally. One such discussion was held on Twitter earlier this year during May, which is considered as Mental Health Month.

"In the African region, it is estimated that 5 per cent of the population aged below 15 years, suffer from a mental disorder".

Chambers says that Sadag is receiving more and more calls from young people who are in crisis and need help, as well as more requests to do school talks and debriefing sessions after a learner suicide.

He said the government is looking at a range of issues in society that could be leading people to kill themselves.

The governor explained that people with mental health problems deserve love, care, understanding and support.

Calling for more funding and resources for mental health support services, they continued: 'We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma or stymied by misguided ideas that portray these conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing.

Lady Gaga's new film A Star Is Born may be a music industry melodrama at its surface, but it's also a movie with a serious message about mental health and a pivotal character death by suicide.

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