On World Mental Health Day, Emotional Deepika Padukone Says She's #NotAshamed

Beginning with statistics about suicide and mental health - "By the time you finish reading this, at least six people will have killed themselves around the world" - the article doesn't shy away from the danger posed by mental illness. "Yet despite the universality of the issue, we struggle to talk about it openly or to offer adequate care or resources". The theme for this year is 'Young people and mental health in a changing world, ' while in 2017 it was 'Mental health in the workplace'.

WHO, in its recommendations, called for the integration of mental health into primary healthcare.

"The results are consistent with those of other studies of adults that show immigrants and refugees may not have the same access to mental health services by physicians in the community compared with non-immigrants", she says.

United Kingdom journalist Hattie Gladwell initiated a Twitter thread with the hashtag detailing 'Things people have said about my mental illness.' The thread went viral, and exposed us to the kind of comments those suffering with mental illness had heard.

Globally, "depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents" with suicide being the third leading cause of death in 15 to 19-year-olds, noted the WHO. For many, these can be times of stress and anxiety, and these feelings can lead to serious mental illness if they are not recognised and managed in time. "It's time we should change the perception", adds Dr Desousa. People go for a physical health check-up regularly but mental health is always neglected.

Chance's tweet drew praise from others on Twitter, with many expressing thanks for his empathy. "And we can give the mental wellbeing of our children the priority it so profoundly deserves".

"Earlier this year, the WHO published the Global Mental Health Atlas, which provides information from 177 countries on progress towards achieving the plan's targets", Lady Gaga and Ghebreyesus wrote.

"As a government, we have delineated our health system for easy appreciation of the roles required by all stakeholders in the sector". We have commenced the construction of primary health centres across the state to reach all Edo people and residents irrespective of where they reside.

"Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address".