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World Mental Health Day

10 Oct 2011

World Mental Health Day today....In the UK it is estimated that 1 in 4 people this year, will seek help for a mental health problem such as depression, stress or anxiety. Suicide is the 2nd biggest cause of death of male 18-24 year olds after RTA's. Worldwide, 840,000 will commit suicide this year and the WHO estimates that depression will be the number one world illness by 2020, overtaking heart disease.

Department of Health and Comic Relief commit £20m to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination
"People’s lack of understanding and unfounded fears can be just as destructive as the mental health problem itself." The charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness are to receive £16 million from the Department of Health and £4 million from Comic Relief