HBO’s mental health warnings are what TV streaming services need

Patrons at The Core in downtown Calgary take part in a stress relieving drumming class. The YMCA-run class is one of the events the shopping mall has offered as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week

Patrons at The Core in downtown Calgary take part in a stress relieving drumming class. The YMCA-run class is one of the events the shopping mall has offered as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week

On World Mental Health Day, Comedy Central, in partnership with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a program of the National Council for Behavioral Health, today premiered its Be The Difference public service announcement (PSA) featuring Jeff Ross, Matteo Lane and Yamaneika Saunders.

The role and experiences of mental health carers has been increasingly acknowledged through surveys and various other research in recent years. The Children's Commissioner has rightly rang the alarm, warning that 800,000 children are living with mental health disorders - that's at least three young people in every classroom. Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO regional director for South East Asia, said this is the world's most affected region, accounting for 39% of global suicide mortality. Data indicates that suicides are prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and are the second leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 29 years.

"A growing number of people are struggling with mental-health issues", said Ryan Weiss, vice president of group product and experience at Great Britain.

"We need to be aware of that". Two thirds (67 per cent) of employers say they would feel confident about approaching staff they feel might be at risk and offering support.

The network is also introducing a shortform series called "Doctor Commentaries", in which cognitive behavioral therapist Dr. Ali Mattu breaks down relevant scenes from HBO shows and explain them from a mental health perspective.

World Mental Health Day was observed on Thursday to raise awareness about mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. 25% of proceeds from sales from the collection will fund World Federation For Mental Health, and boohoo is encouraging shoppers to take the conversation of mental health to social media, by posting their photos wearing the shirt proudly and using the hashtag #ColourAffectsYou.

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Fact: Mental health problems have nothing to do with being lazy or weak and many people need help to get better.

"Action in four key areas is needed", she said.

This year's focus is on suicide prevention. Trainings are imperative for all employees - and especially managers - to learn how to name, normalize, and navigate mental health at work.

To help do that, appropriate budgets should be allocated, and institutional, legal and service arrangements adjusted appropriately.

"One of the continuing medical education training sessions at BHB this week was specifically for community physicians - the topic being 'Suicide Prevention in Primary Care: Screening and Treatment'".

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