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Learing Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will explore:

What is Mental Health?

Unlock the importance of mental health awareness
with key insights and vital information on well-being

09 signs of mental illness

What are the symptoms of a mental illness?
If someone you care about appears different, watch for these indicators:

Feeling anxious or worried

Feeling depressed or unhappy

Emotional outbursts

Sleep problems

Weight or appetite changes

Quiet or withdraw

Substance abuse

Feeling guilty or worthless

Changes in behavior or feelings

Hand of Mental Health

How do everyday choices effect your mental health?

Hand of Mental Health

WHO highlights about Mental Health

WHO highlights urgent need to transform mental health and mental health care

Global Mental Health Snapshot

In 2019, almost a billion people worldwide had mental disorders. Suicide claimed over
1 in 100 lives, mostly before age 50

Life Expectancy Impact

Severe mental health conditions can reduce life expectancy by 10 to 20 years, often due to preventable physical illnesses

Global Threats to Mental Health

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, depression and anxiety surged
by over 25%

Stigma and Access

Stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations against mental health conditions are pervasive

Access to Care

Access to quality mental health care remains limited globally, 71% of individuals with psychosis do not receive services

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