We need conversation between young people and adults to determine the issues within the system, and evidence-based research to address these issues. But today, they can no longer to brushed under the carpet.
Because it's not over yet - we still need to get this issue debated in parliament, and ultimately for the law to be changed.
At IT company Insentra, ranked second on the Best Places to Work's 2018 list for businesses with under 100 employees, mental wellbeing starts with a single question, at every meeting and within most company interactions, internal and external. This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples' life worldwide.
However, only 11% of the money given to the NHS by the government is now spent on dealing with mental health issues.
One in five young people will experience a mental health problem this year. "When I told my family that I was going through depression, my father told me that no one in the family had a mental illness history and pushed the topic away", says a girl who made a decision to approach a psychiatrist on her own after that.
The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development urged high income countries such as the United Kingdom to spend 10% of their health care budget on mental health. But for many, these feelings can overwhelm them up to a point where their ability to manage stress, cope with change, or maintain relationships is affected. It could be that they have entered college, have started a job for the first time or are living overseas alone.
"Some teenagers may actually pass verbal hints by talking about death and dying directly or indirectly, they may talk about wanting to die and begin to dispose of much-loved possessions, and they may write a suicide note". Tackling mental health issues among youth can help them have a better and brighter future and also help them make the country prosperous.
Professor Helen Herrman, president of the World Psychiatric Association, said: "We've seen a rise in mental illness in young people when, with all the knowledge we have, we should be seeing a decrease".
Celebrated annually, the aim of the day is to both educate and open up discussion about mental health on a global scale, encouraging people to share their experiences and to combat stigma, while also focusing on a specific theme; previous topics, selected by the World Federation for Mental Health, have been mental health in the workplace, dignity in mental health and psychological first aid. "They have appointed student counsellors and periodically have awareness talks", says Castelino, pointing out that this isn't enough though, because it is apparent that institutions are still not reaching out to all their students.