Reminder: World Mental Health Day

The World Federation of Mental Health, World Mental Health Day will be on October 10, 2019. The objective is to help raise psychological well-being awareness. Every one of us can make a commitment to guarantee that individuals managing issues concerning psychological wellness can live better lives with poise.

The Stigma

Consistently 1 in 4 individuals and 1 in 10 children will have an emotional or mental health issue. These conditions can significantly influence truly a great many lives, influencing the capacity of these people to endure the day, to support relationships, and to sustain employment or education.

The shame associated with emotional struggles causes harmful avoidance of social support. This negative perception regarding mental health issues aka stigma prevents a large portion of the population to seek support or professional help. According to studies in published in the UK, only about one-fourth of those who are suffering emotionally seek help. By far most of those influenced by these issues are looked with an assortment of barriers, ranging from confinement to not knowing where to get help or find resources, to depending on the informal help of family, companions or associates.

The Reality of Information

The most ideal approach to manage this shame is to replace judgments with facts and accepting that emotions exist and when they become too distressing it is ok to seek help. It takes courage to seek a new path not weakness. Understanding the causes, utilizing solutions and trying our best to support rather than criticize will positively impact societal mental health. Help spread the word about World Mental Health Day 2019. Alternatively, you can help support this cause by liking this page.