World Mental Health Day (10th October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organisation with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.
This day, each October, thousands of supporters come to celebrate this annual awareness program to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on peoples’ life worldwide.
Why It’s Important.
Every year one in four adults, along with one in ten children, will have a mental health issue.
These conditions can profoundly affect literally millions of lives, affecting the capability of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work.
The stigma attached to mental health causes a damaging, albeit ill-informed, attitude, making it more difficult for those affected to pursue help.
According to UK estimates, only about one-fourth of those with mental health problems seek help or undergo ongoing treatment.
By stark contrast, the vast majority of those affected with these problems are faced with a variety of issues, ranging from isolation to uncertainty on where to get help or information, to relying on the informal support of family, friends or colleagues.
Therefore, world mental health day is certainly an amazing thing raising awareness, educating the world, and trying to help those in need.
However, we think it should be mental health day every day!
Please be there for your loved ones all 365 days of the year.
And if you are struggling, please feel like you can talk about your issues whenever you want.
There is nothing to be ashamed of.
Talk to someone, talk to us:
We, at Dr Julian offer online video therapy in the comfort of your own home.