Back then I would have thought a World Mental Health Day was wonderful, and the fact that I'll be talking about it on the radio would have been overwhelming. These tragic deaths raised awareness of those who silently suffer from mental health issues, including depression, and underscored the enormous problem at hand in providing mental healthcare for everyone who needs it.
They are likely to debate the findings of a new report from WHO, which states that mental health should be explicitly included in global policy as mental health problems kill more young people than any other cause worldwide.
Peng had worked as a Chinese teacher for more than 10 years before devoting herself to mental health advocate and educator, providing information to reduce prejudice against mental health and reduce stigma among caregivers. This brings us to the role of a young person's support network in improving their mental health.
The second day of the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit takes place in London on Wednesday. "It is time to do the same for mental health".
"It is positive that mental health is being publicly talked about and I am confident that we are moving in the right direction which will ultimately benefit every athlete, coach and support staff member working in Olympic and Paralympic sport".
And I want to say a huge thank you to everybody here for everything you are doing to transform how we look after mental health, here in Britain but also around the world.
Prof Vikram Patel of the Harvard Medical School, joint lead editor, said mental ill-health caused "colossal human suffering" and was responsible for substantial numbers of deaths that are attributed to other causes.
This week has been set aside as National Mental Illness Awareness Week. "Without people there is no business, so workplaces should facilitate interpersonal connection - for example, break-out areas and dedicated collaboration spaces help to avoid feeling isolated, and voluntary work can be a powerful and satisfying activity that is dually beneficial". However, it added that mental health interventions for young people must be carefully planned to "ensure that they are accepted by them and that they will be useful".
The numbers of young people, including children under the age of 14, presenting and dealing with mental illnesses is rising. Communication is the key, and it is important to not trivialise a constant or sudden change in somebody's behaviour around us as craziness.
"We are never going to stop every hamstring from being pulled or prevent every concussion but we should always strive to be better, particularly when an athlete first enters a programme so they know that they are joining a system that is more sensitive, more alert, more compassionate and more reactive to these issues".
"And we can give the mental well-being of our children the priority it so profoundly deserves".
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