Today, October 10 sees the world come together to raise awareness for Mental Health. Sadly, one in six adults experience a common mental health problem, such as anxiety or depression and one in five adults has considered taking their own life at some point.
Mental Health has become an epidemic with more adults and children suffering every day. Created by the World Federation Of Mental Health, and observed by hundreds of countries all over the world, World Mental Health Day was established to spread education, as well as awareness around mental health and to fight the social stigma around it.
Mental Health has, over the recent years, been something that people are passionate and no longer embarrassed to speak about – however, unfortunately, there are many people out there who are still suffering in silence and today’s #WorldMentalHealthDay is here to let everyone know that it is ok to speak out and that there are people there, waiting to listen.
A shocking statistic is that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, yet most of the cases go undetected and untreated – with depression being the third leading cause and suicide, the second leading cause of death amongst 15-29-year-old’s, with eating disorders also being a key cause.
We’re here to help raise awareness and make Mental Health everyone’s business! All of us suffer from times of feeling sad, stressed and frightened and most of the time the feelings will pass but sometimes, these feelings can develop into something much more severe and that can happen to any one of us.
How can we help? How can I get help?
If you are concerned someone close to you or you yourself are suffering from mental health, there are now many things available to provide you with the help you need. Simply by searching for Mental Health online, you will have access to loads of different websites that can supply you with all the information you need, including tips, signs, and contact telephone numbers for further support.
Let’s stand up together, be available and listen to each other. We can all take responsibility for helping those who need it.
We support #WorldMentalHealthDay