Mental Health News Pickup for 17 July 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

It's already the tenth year for the Ministry of Health's Like Minds, Like Mine campaign.
I still remember when I see the first TV ad, showing all the world famous people, who experienced mental illness.
I think it opened so many people's eyes, including mine, by learning how common the mental illnesses are.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00059.htm
Treating People With Experience Of Mental Illness?
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
Tuesday, 17 July 2007, 3:47 pm
Press Release: Mental Health Foundation
How Do You Treat People With Experience Of Mental Illness?
A new phase of the well known Like Minds, Like Mine campaign has begun with a brand new set of TV ads that demonstrate how you behave towards people with experience of mental illness can make a difference...



From the world

I think we really need to more focus on kids' mental health.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/2007/07/17/4345649-sun.html
Kids' mental health ignored
Edmonton Sun - Alberta, Canada
By MIHAD FAHMY Tue, July 17, 2007
...It is estimated one Canadian kid in five suffers from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety...
Suicide, the leading cause of non-accidental deaths among 10- to 19-year-olds in Canada, has increased nearly fivefold for males and threefold for females over the past 30 years...
According to the World Health Organization, conduct disorder -- which is associated with underachievement, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and suicide -- has increased fivefold over the past 70 years in Western countries. WHO also predicts that by 2020, childhood psychiatric disorders will rise by more than 50% to become one of the five most common causes of mortality and disability among children.

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