So one of the features I’m going to be blogging about every week is #MotivationalMonday but today, as it’s #worldmentalhealthday, I felt it was really important to post this…
World Mental Health Day is definitely something that I appreciate, it’s about time the world was more aware of some of the daily struggles people go through.
People are sympathetic when you break a bone, but don’t seem to be as sympathetic when you tell someone you’re broken inside. Get more clued up on mental health people, and if someone asks for help.. Just stop and try to understand how much courage that took!
We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health, and our health can vary day to day. It is estimated that one in four people experience a mental health issue in any given year, and that one in six employees is depressed, anxious or suffering from stress-related problems at any time. However, many of us know very little about mental health. We often don’t spot the signs that a friend, colleague, or we ourselves are struggling, and this delays help and recovery.
Why is there so much taboo around mental health? As human beings we need to come together and be supportive for each other. So today of all days I have this one very reminder… Always, always, ALWAYS be nice. You have no idea what kind of battle someone is fighting.
The only other thing I could say is that if you are someone that is struggling with their mental health, please please PLEASE talk to someone, here’s some support that you might find helpful;
The Samaritans offer free emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence. Call 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mind provides information on a range of mental health topics to support people in their own area from 9.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Call 0300 123 3393 or email email@example.com.
Rethink Advice and Information Service
Rethink provide specific solution-based guidance – 0300 5000927 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialist mental health services
There are a number of specialist services that provide various treatments, including counselling and other talking treatments. Often these different services are coordinated by a community mental health team (CMHT), which is usually based either at a hospital or a local community mental health centre. Some teams provide 24-hour services so that you can contact them in a crisis. You should be able to contact your local CMHT through your local social services or social work team.