Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always
Fact. Every day someone you know will be experiencing anything from a personal crisis perhaps due to losing a loved one, a stressful situation at work or in their home lives through to a serious physical illness or even abuse and violence. All of these situations increase stress and the likelihood of developing mental health problems. The tragedy is that many will go on to suffer in silence. Mental health still holds a stigma which prevents people from speaking up about how they are feeling and seeking the support that they may or may not realise they need.
Today is World Mental Health Day. The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on 10th October every year as an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world.
We all have mental health, just as we have physical health. We take our physical health very seriously and visit the doctor when we notice something wrong, but our mental health less so. Why? The effects of mental health as just as real as a broken arm or leg…except there isn’t a plaster cast to show for it. But that shouldn’t make our mental health any less important. The need to raise awareness of mental health and its importance is imperative so that we empower a generation who are in tune with their wellbeing and place their mental health at the very top of their personal agendas. According to Time to Change, one in four of us will be affected by mental illness in any year. By bringing the issues of mental health to the fore and giving people an opportunity to speak up about how they are feeling, this statistic can be reduced.
If you feel you are suffering from any of the issues mentioned here or know someone who is, please do contact us to find out how we can help. Through our healing touch and transformational coaching we can help people explore their self-limiting beliefs and the mental blocks which are inhibiting them, to enable them to go on and strengthen and heal their mental health.