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.
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.
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.