A little late to the party but better late than never. Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and l wanted to take this moment just to talk about the issue around mental health and the severity of it.
According to the World Health Organisation, if we don’t act immediately by 2030 depression will be the top illness globally.
The purpose of World Mental Health Day is to not only bring greater awareness but also educate the importances of understanding what is mental health, the symptoms and how to recover from it. World Mental Health is held on the 10th of October each year.
Mental illness affected individuals mentally, physically and socially. Mental health can affect anyone at any stages of their lives and there is a road to recovery if they are willing to put in the effect and extra help from people around them.
What can you do to help?
From past experience, talk to them. It is that simple. By talking to someone, even if it feels like you are talking a load of rubbish, however, in their perspective, it is different. Those words you say is extremely valuable to these people.
Trust me, if you know of a close friend or family who is suffering from mental illness, talk to them before it is too late. They need you more than you could ever imagine. Better late than never.
As a sufferer, if you do not wish to speak to your family member or friend, why not call up mental health organisation who are willing to chat anonymously to you. For more information on different organisations click here.