He said this while briefing newsmen during the celebration of the 2018 World Mental Day held in conjunction with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), with the theme "Young People and Mental Health In A Changing World", held in Abeokuta.
Gaga and Adhanom mentioned some of the high-profile celebrities who've died by suicide over the past year, including celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade.
As evidence in this country emerges - and the Chief Medical Officer is now looking at what we know and the impact of social media - we need to consider the links between health and technology for better, in many cases, but also for worse. "Yet despite the universality of the issue, we struggle to talk about it openly or to offer adequate care or resources".
Three and a half years on, however, report after report has revealed what any young person waiting desperately for therapy or support could confirm instantly: not much has changed.
The focus of this year's mental health day is on children and adolescents especially within the war-torn areas. Anybody can visit a psychiatrist and psychologist; we should break the stereotype that only people with the mental disorder can visit one.
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With the growing awareness about mental health, it's possible that you picked up on some warning signs. We can all learn how to offer support to loved ones going through a hard time.
Theresa May has appointed the world's first Minister for Suicide Prevention in a bid to cut the number of people taking their own lives.
Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging adults in the Midlands to look after their mental health as they do their physical health, through its new Every Mind Matters campaign. Though the report acknowledged India's efforts to get in place the landmark mental health care bill in 2017 entitling people with mental disorders to access comprehensive medical and social care services in community settings, it said the quality of care continues to be poor for mental health patients.
'In my time as health minister I have met many people who have been bereaved by suicide and their stories of pain and loss will stay with me for a long time. They need all the support they can get.
'Every suicide is a preventable death and we are determined to do everything we can to tackle the tragedy of suicide'. We respond to more than five million requests for help a year.