It's time we speak about these issues fervently.
To raise awareness for World Mental Health Day, Victoria BID have collaborated with the charity Mind.
Shakita Green, 10, gets her face painted by Penni Naylor at the Talbot Park Family Fun Day.
Mental Health has always been a topic of low discussion. Adolescence can be a trivial time since there are a lot of changes in the body while they hit puberty, body image issues, and social media bullying.
It has been widely reported that the construction industry has a problem with mental health.
Dr Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet journal, said: "The Commission calls out the shameful and shocking treatment of people with mental ill health around the world".
Corson says there is no health without mental health and talking about it can be the key to saving countless lives in the future.
"I think it does [encourage people who are not feeling well to ask for help]".
Mental illness costs society almost $200 billion annually, often striking young adults who, as wage earners, would otherwise contribute to the economy and to their own welfare. The forum was launched 12 years ago by the Community Alliance for Healthy Minds to provide the community with support, education, resources and stigma-reducing strategies about treating mental illness and suicide prevention. Lack of treatment, in turn, also often leads to disability and lack of self-sufficiency.
The wide-ranging report did not give the breakdown of the potential US$16 trillion economic impact it estimated by 2030. Minorities tend to have less access to and availability of mental health services, and according to the National Association of Mental Illness, African-Americans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about half the rate of whites in the past year. That's why it's so important to talk about what's going on and seek support early. This latest research, plus the rapidly rising demand for our workplace mental health first aid courses show this is an issue all employers should be getting to grips with.
He urged the Government to put in place deliberate interventions, with the support of national policy-makers and programme managers, to prioritise and advocate for funding to finance the mental needs of the country, with special emphasis on adolescents and young people.
At present mental health problems account for 23% of the burden of disease in the UK. For example, children with conduct disorder are twice more likely to drop out of school, four times more likely to become addicted to drugs and twenty times more likely to end up in jail.
Yet despite these challenges, a great deal of mental health conditions were both preventable and treatable, especially if we start looking after our mental health at an early age, he said. If you are concerned about a friend or family member's mental health, the best way to help is to listen, or to open up a conversation where that person feels they could talk to you if they wanted.