We can all learn how to offer support to loved ones going through a difficult time.
Lady Gaga has joined forces with the World Health Organization for a new op-ed in The Guardian to address the importance of mental health care in the wake of the reported 800,000 people who commit suicide each year.
Researchers estimate that about 24 percent of people over eighteen in the United States suffer from some sort of common mental illness, such as depression and phobias.
Studies have also shown that 2.6 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some sort of severe form of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, panic disorders, or bipolar disorders.
The mental health crisis is underscored by the singer and “Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address,” reads the essay.
“Stigma, fear and lack of understanding compound the suffering of those affected and prevent the bold action that is so desperately needed and so long overdue.” A dearth of adequate mental health services and the hurdles that keep people from seeking treatment are two things Lady Gaga hopes to help fix.Some examples of phobias are fear of flight, cats, heights, enclosed spaces, reptiles, and the most severe is agoraphobia the ..."Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address," the essay reads. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.In June, Gaga shared some of her own mental health struggle, appearing alongside her mother at the Children Mending Hearts’ Empathy Rocks fundraiser, as reported by .“I have struggled for a long time, both being public and not public about my mental health issues or my mental illness,” Gaga said of her mental health issues at the time.Culture and mental health in Nepal Culture and mental health in Nepal review examine available information in a low-income country.The review describes culture in relation to mental health in four areas: the first one is cultural determinants of mental illness; second beliefs and values that shape illness experience, including symptom experience and expression and help-seeking; third cultural knowledge of mental health and healing practices; and forth culturally informed mental health research and service design.Studies show that 9 to 13 percent of children between the ages of nine and seventeen suffer from a serious emotional disturbances, that disrupts the child's daily life. Symptoms include withdraw from family and/or friends, weight loss, sleeping problems, frequent crying, fleeing helpless, delusions, and hallucinations.This disease is usually diagnosed during adolescence; parents may notice grades dropping, poor self-image, troubled social relations, and suicidal acts."Stigma, fear and lack of understanding compound the suffering of those affected and prevent the bold action that is so desperately needed and so long overdue."Gaga and Ghebreyesus cite the statistic that 800,000 people around the world will likely die by suicide this year, writing, "Sometimes they are famous names such as Anthony Bourdain or Kate Spade that make headlines, but they are all sons or daughters, friends or colleagues, valued members of families and communities."Earlier this year, a study from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found that in the last decade, the number of people who die by suicide in the U. S., and each year, 44,965 Americans die by suicide."We can no longer afford to be silenced by stigma or stymied by misguided ideas that portray these conditions as a matter of weakness or moral failing," Gaga and Ghebreyesus' essay continues."We can all help to build communities that understand, respect and prioritize mental wellness.