"One in four of us will have to deal with a mental health condition at some point in our lives" Gaga and Ghebreyesus said, adding that suicide is "the second leading cause of death globally among 15-29 year olds".
Underlining the treatment gap and the heavy economic toll exacted by mental illness, the report says the disorder will cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030.
Responding to the new post, Hancock said the United Kingdom is "already making progress when it comes to suicide prevention" as the "suicide rate is at its lowest for seven years", but "we need to do more to challenge the stigma that people with mental ill-health face and make sure they feel they can reach out for help". If someone close to you doesn't seem themselves for a long time, here's how you can spot the difference between just a bad mood or something more than that.
"Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address". Dr Avinash Desousa, a consulting psychiatrist and psychotherapist, helps you with the 10 common signs to realise that you or your closed ones are living with a psychological disorder without even realising. "There are multiple factors that determine the mental health issues face are much greater with the advent and proliferation of social media and challenges associated with its misuse among other issues".
Against this background, Wheeler said greater efforts must be made to "help young people build mental resilience".
In honor of World Mental Health Day, Gaga and Adhanom are working together to draw attention to misconceptions about mental health with an opinion piece written for The Guardian published Wednesday. People go for a physical health check-up regularly but mental health is always neglected. "Since children can not express their mental problems, it remains unidentified and affects them more as they grow older".
Mental illness most of the times don't improve on their own and needs professional consultation. One such discussion was held on Twitter earlier this year during May, which is considered as Mental Health Month.
"For over a decade, we have had doctors who are consultants in sport and exercise medicine looking after our elite athletes", he added.