Today’s adolescence live in greater vulnerability to developing mental illness. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), seasons with excessive life changes, though exciting can also be times of stress and apprehension which can lead to mental illness if not managed adequately.
Half of all mental illnesses begin by age 14, with most cases going undetected let alone treated. Depression is the third most prevalent disease among those aged 15 – 29 and suicide is the second leading cause of death. Recognition and awareness of the early warning signs is vital for the prevention of mental illness. More importantly, psychosocial support which is critical for the recovery of the disease is possible when there is better understanding and elimination of social stigmas and stereotypes.
Read for full article http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2018/en/
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