"The importance of the walk is by bringing awareness, we're also reducing the stigma of mental illness itself", he said.
A charity event has been organised by the Chairperson "Concern for Mental Health" Tehreem Siagol at Chak Shehzad, to raise the awareness regarding the issues, challenges and solutions for mental healthcare.
Dr. Jagdeep Kaur, a psychiatrist at Keystone Behavioral Health, will lead the hour-long session, to be held from 6-7 p.m.at Keystone Behavioral Health, 19 Chambers Hill Drive. "We know that psychological treatment - especially evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy - has been found to be very effective for anxiety and depression".
People who had experience with mental health disorders were more likely to be comfortable with them. Shackling is commonly the result of stigma and misinformation about mental illness, which is most often due to the families of the mentally ill lacking the resources or access to more appropriate forms of treatment. In some low-income countries, there is less than one mental health worker for every 100,000 people.
"It's about building our own awareness so that, of course, when we recognize the signs and symptoms within ourselves that we seek help and support".
In all, 42 percent of those who had never had a mental health diagnosis or had never known someone who did were afraid of people with mental disorders.
Brandi Christiansen, director of Mental Health America, joined Goodnight during the ceremony and laid out facts about mental health disorders.
Almost 4 of 5 respondents agreed that less stigma and shame around mental health disorders would lower suicide rates.
"More young adults reported feeling shame and stigma surrounding mental health issues than their older peers", Evans said. The overall goal of the theme is to help Canadians understand the terminology and reduce the confusion and misconceptions to do with mental illness.
Hyslop was encouraged by Monday's provincial announcement on mental health funding, she said, which includes funding for mobile crisis teams.
Though a suicide helpline is yet to be created, Dubai is running pilot projects to integrate mental health services in primary healthcare settings.
He shared the example of the Health Promotion Board providing on-site management training workshops to equip managers and HR professionals with skills to recognise and address common mental health issues; and also its workplace mental health programmes that provide practical tips.