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United Nations chief calls for more attention to mental health

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This compliments the national campaign, launched by Time to Change and Ford, that encourages people to "Ask Twice" if they suspect a friend, family member, or colleague might be struggling with their mental health.

She says suicide is now the number one cause of death in young people ages 10-24 and says it's the first time it's been like that in Colorado.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "We're already making progress when it comes tosuicide prevention, the suicide rate is at its lowest for seven years".

Each year, around one in four people in England experience a mental health problem, and the proportion of diagnosable common mental health conditions has increased by 20% in 20 years.

He added: "Every suicide is a preventable death and we are determined to do everything we can to tackle the tragedy of suicide".

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

The economic and social cost of mental health problems in the United Kingdom amounts to more than £100bn every year.

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Allows the state to use up to $140 million per year of county mental health funds to repay up to $2 billion in bonds. But together we can change that. Currently, too little attention is paid to the issue, as a result of which tens of thousands of people suffer in silence.

We live in a country where waiting lists are months long, misdiagnoses are rampant, medication is handed out as a quick-fix, and many (but not all) doctors are still dismissing symptoms as well, essentially, nothing.

'And we can give the mental well-being of our children the priority it so profoundly deserves'.

Better mental health support in the workplace can save United Kingdom business up to £8 billion a year, while early intervention for people can help reduce the cost of treating people with these conditions.

Jacqueline said: "I think everyone has been touched by mental health problems in some kind of way - there's probably people still that don't know how to speak up about it or what is happening to them".

The UN chief reiterated the UN's commitment to creating a world where everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to in support of their mental health by 2030.

The second day of the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London takes place on Wednesday.

It also recommended a wholesale shift to community-based care for mental health patients, with psychosocial treatments such as talking therapies being offered not just by medical professionals, but also by community health workers, peers, teachers and the clergy.

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