Conservatives pledge to scrap Mental Health Act

Battling back Charlotte Reed selling her book and drawings at her Portobello Market stall in London

Battling back Charlotte Reed selling her book and drawings at her Portobello Market stall in London

She announced alterations to the Equalities Act to reduce workplace discrimination, roll out mental health workers in schools and recruit 10,000 more staff by 2020. Among the pressing issues in this country are homelessness and an epidemic of opioid abuse - items that are directly influenced by mental health. When we engage in prevention and early identification, we can help reduce the burden of mental illness by identifying symptoms and warning signs and provide effective treatment. Mental Health Month works not just because it is about what others can do for us, but what we can do for ourselves.

"The word "mental" in "mental health" should not make people see that as weakness or look for the nearest straight jacket. That extra caring that we take on is what can make us more susceptible to mental health problems".

At first we are so elated that we have been able to bring a new life into the world - we are in shock that we are now cradling someone that has been inside us for nine months and we have finally, by the grace of God been able to meet them! In truth, the study, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health deserve the kind of attention that is willingly afforded to cancer or other serious health problems. We need to offer empathy.

The SA Mental Health Commission is consulting with people across South Australia to identify what is needed to ensure mental health and wellbeing in South Australia and what needs to improve.

Labour accused the Conservatives of failing to adequately fund mental health services during their time in government.

"Children and young people may need help with a wide range of issues at different points in their lives". The event will convene Fortune 100 executives, leading academic experts in mental health, and representatives from national and worldwide health organizations.

The gradual deterioration in funding for CAMHS in many areas has meant that it is increasingly hard for young people and their families to access this kind of specialist help. This will include developing and providing quality education and training resources; policy, legislative, and best practice advocacy; connections between employers and providers; and a community of practice for employers committed to systems change in their own organizations and the external environment.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

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