Financial services jobs 44% more likely to cause stress-related mental illness

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 13, 2018

Kufre gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja to commemorate the World Mental Health Day.

Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price will lead the national effort and try to end the stigma which stops people from seeking help, Theresa May announced as she marked World Mental Health Day.

"Mental health services, particularly for young people, are reporting an increased number of admissions linked to use of social media and some companies themselves are starting to recognise this". Experts estimate that one in four people have treatable mental or emotional difficulties, but up to 75 percent of sufferers don't seek the help they need.

Mental health disorders have "dramatically risen" around the world in the last 25 years, according to Dr. Pattel of Harvard University, who presented his findings in The Lancet and described the global mental health situation as "extremely bleak".

She said depression is the third leading cause of disease while suicide is the second leading cause among youths of 15 to 29 years.

When young employees struggle with their mental health it can often impact other members of the family, so support can also be accessed by siblings and parents too.

Sending a warning to industries that if they fail to publish their practices, the Government must compel them to do so, Vince Cable said: "Businesses must become far more transparent about how they help staff deal with mental health issues".

Over 800,000 people commit suicide every year, USA singer Lady Gaga and World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom wrote in an article for Mental Health Awareness Day.

Separately, research by Deloitte suggests that up to five million people in the United Kingdom could have a mental health condition. There has been a collective failure to respond to the global health crisis which is causing long-lasting and preventable harm to people, communities and economies.

From mental health care funding and destigmatizing the issues, we have got to do better.

Each World Mental Health Day has a theme to focus on.

The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per cent).

In African and African-American societies, awareness can be low in priority while stigmatization is high on the list of fails towards understanding mental illness and helping those who suffer from it.

"Many leading employers have found that making a strategic commitment to the mental wellbeing of their workforce not only benefits their staff but also their bottom-line, improving productivity and staff retention".

"Mental health is something that fluctuates throughout a lifetime and with more support it makes people more functional".

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