Published: Sun, October 13, 2019
Medical | By Mark Scott

HBO Adds Mental Health Awareness Disclaimers Before 'Euphoria,' 'Barry,' and 'Sopranos'

HBO Adds Mental Health Awareness Disclaimers Before 'Euphoria,' 'Barry,' and 'Sopranos'

Dr Kheshito Zhimo, Medical Superintendent, DH who spoke on the theme mentioned that mental health problems are present throughout the world, in all countries, races and people but "we should all come back to our community".

First, everyone has mental health, just like we have physical health, he said.

Suicide prevention by various agencies through telephone support is a good tool as it buys time for a vulnerable person on the brink of suicide. For example, shockingly 100,000 children are denied mental health treatment each year because their problems aren't deemed "serious" enough.

When asked what factors impacted their mental health, almost half (48%) put it down to heavy workload, 45% blamed a negative working atmosphere, and 35% attributed it to poor management. "There is still a long way to promote knowledge on mental health and remove public bias against mental diseases".

This could undermine its importance as a public health priority in its own right; in European Union and Member State policymaking and health system funding, mental health is still not on a par with physical health. It concerns us all and greater action is urgent.

Safe In Our World will also promote video games that stimulate conversations around mental health, beginning with Fractured Minds, from 2017 BAFTA Young Games Designer award victor Emily Mitchell, who shares her story in the video at the top of this page. Nearly half (47 per cent) of men with a mental health condition have never raised it at work, compared to 43 per cent of female sufferers. "Companies that want to improve the state of mental health at work - especially for younger, diverse demographic groups - need to adjust their strategies", the authors of the study recommend. Encouragingly, almost two thirds (64 per cent) of responses from workers who either have or had a mental health problems mentioned discussing them at work. Aside from serving as a visual reminder that everything will be okay, the charitable brand also donates $5 from every sale of the above CharityBrand to National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The network is also introducing a shortform series called "Doctor Commentaries", in which cognitive behavioral therapist Dr. Ali Mattu breaks down relevant scenes from HBO shows and explain them from a mental health perspective.

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