MPs call for 'whole-school approach' to tackling mental health problems

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"One in five adults develop a mental health issue some time in their life", said Lisa Basci, of the Community Services Group, a Lancaster County-based company that also teaches mental health first aid in Western Pennsylvania.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health challenge, the health department suggests you reach out to a trusted friend, family member, teacher, counsellor or elder for help.

AHS wants Albertans to remember, if you are struggling, whether it's day to day stresses, a loss of a loved one, home or job, or family crisis, you are not alone. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, the initiative asks why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

Mr Coleman will point to investment in mental health services growing by 18 per cent to $1.4 billion in 2015/16, but admits more needs to be done.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has defended the embattled mental health system today, saying it is facing high demand.

The open house is being held during the month of May, which traditionally has been designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month.

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After a 2016 survey revealed that 20 percent of third-year Harvard Medical School students had experienced recent thoughts of suicide or self-harm, the Medical School is taking steps to clarify its policies relating to students' mental health and clarify stigmas around it.

On Thursday the Government announced plans to improve the mental health sector, but the opposition says it was scrabbled together.

There'll be more funding for primary care - to ensure people were able to get counselling sooner - in this month's Budget.

We examine Mental Health and Teens, Monday night at 10 on KSN.

Whilst the Government admits the problems highlighted by the Report - including a lack of funding and an over-strained mental health service - the response fails to address the deeper, systemic problems caused by years of neglect of the mental health system. "We can recognize when we are not feeling well, and reach out for help to get better", said a May 3 release. Mental Health America has also created an interactive quiz at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/whatstoofar to learn from Americans when they think specific behaviors or habits go from being acceptable to unhealthy.

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