World Mental Health Day 2020
World Mental Health Day 2020, October 10, is an international initiative designed to promote, educate and raise awareness about mental health issues. Additionally, it serves as a vital platform to combat the stigma associated with mental illness.
It’s an opportunity for individuals to assess their mental health and make changes for a healthier life. Families also benefit from this time by talking about mental health with children and teens.
On World Mental Health Day, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Celebrate with friends and family or do a random act of kindness for someone else who might be struggling – like hosting a coffee date with an old friend!
Many celebrities have shown their support for mental health by being open about their own journey with it and offering tips to those facing similar struggles. Celebrities such as Ginger Zee have shared her own story of dealing with it openly, along with the resources that have proven useful to her.
Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide; many of these deaths are related to mental health issues. Therefore, it is essential that those suffering from depression, anxiety or any other mental disorder receive the support they require.
The best way to determine whether or not you have a problem is by speaking with a professional. A therapist can give you tools for assessment and provide the support necessary for recovery.