Setting the scene on Mental Health Globally, Ambassadors, WHO - McGill Representatives launch #IAmWithYou camp


The Master Plan launched its first Common-Agreed-Program (CAP), the #IAmWithYou campaign at the United Nations on February 24th. This event included two panels.


New York City, Feb 26, 2020 (Issuewire.com) - Setting the scene on Mental Health Globally, Ambassadors, WHO & McGill Representatives launch #IAmWithYou campaign under The Master Plan at United Nations

The Master Plan launched its first Common-Agreed-Program (CAP), the #IAmWithYou campaign at the United Nations on February 24th.  This event included two panels. The first panel was the High Level Panel with H.E. Mr. Collen V. kelapile, Permanent Representative and Ambassador Botswana, H.E. Ms. Keisha A. McGuire, Permanent Representative and Ambassador of Grenada, Dr. Nata Menabde, WHO UN Executive Director, and Chair of The Master Plan Mr. Christo Thomas.

The second panel was The Master Plan Panel with Mr. Peter Kodjic, Sec. Gen of AASU, Dr. Dilson Rassier, Dean of Education at McGill University, H.E. Amb. Narinder Kakkar, Permanent Observer at University of Peace, Mr. Joshua Harris-Till, President Young Democrats of America, Ms. Beatriz Durval, Exec. Sec. OCLAE and Mr. Robert Napier, President ESU.

Collectively the panels discussed the goal of the #IAmWithYou campaign to raise awareness of, and provide resources for, the millions of young people around the world suffering from depression, loneliness, and the suicidal ideations that can accompany them.

Some excerpts from the panels include WHO UN Executive Director Dr. Nata Menabde sharing that schools are an appropriate setting for interventions targeted to young people because these settings provide consistent and direct access to many young people. Dr. Dilson Rassier shared the Faculty of Education at McGill University currently has several initiatives linking mental health and education for students and professors at the school and University levels.

Mental Global Health was at the forefront of the #IAmWithYou launch as this information was shared:

Supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (special focus on youth) 300 Million Cases of Mental Health in the world right now. 1 in every 5 people has a mental health condition. One of the goals of the # IAmWithYou campaign is to let people know they are not alone; to help eradicate any stigma associated with mental health to people will seek treatment. Mental health issues are costing the global economy 1 Trillion a year

The Founder/Director of New Media Film Festival ®, Susan Johnston was a special guest of Mr. Christo Thomas, Chair, The Master Plan Core Committee.

Susan Johnston, the Founder/Director of New Media Film Festival® was a special guest of the Master Plan Chair, Mr. Christo Thomas.  The New Media Film Festival®, part of the United Nations Millennium Project, was launched as an annual event during the 2009 C3: Center for Conscious Creativity "Immerse in the Future" symposium held in Los Angeles.  Known as an infinite catalyst for story and technology, the festival's mandate, Honoring Stories Worth Telling and 25 categories helps advance stories all over the globe.

The Master Plan envisions to be the largest and only youth leader's consortium in the world as it comprises only of heads of national student, youth political organizations and youngest parliamentarians. They are formed to support the United Nations in its implementation of its objectives and goals.

For more info on the #IAmWithYou campaign, contact here https://newmediafilmfestival.com/contact.php

  

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