Mental Health Day celebrated in Jordan

Participants in the march seek to raise awareness of the dangers of mental illness among young people on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Céline Carré/ ACF)

While half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, most cases remain undetected and untreated for years, if they ever are at all, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a recent statement published on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, marked annually on October 10.