World Mental Health Day is celebrated every October 10, which is today! This is the day to bring awareness to and celebrate our mental health, without which we wouldn’t have achieved what we have so far. Because don’t we all do our best when we’re healthy in both mind and body? 🙂
2017’s theme 2017’s theme is Mental Health in the Workplace! The following quote is from the 2017 report that World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) prepared for this occasion:
One in four adults will experience mental health difficulties, yet prejudice and discrimination are significant barriers that deprive people of their dignity. To make
dignity in mental health a reality requires every member of society to work together. It requires action in the community and, importantly, in the workplace.
One in five people in the workplace experience a mental health condition, and while many employers are developing policies to support a healthy workforce, there is no shared vision for mental health in the workplace.
Our vision, therefore, is to start the discussion so that we can define best practice in
promoting mental health in the workplace and create a broad coalition to promote best practice, decrease negative attitudes and discrimination and empower individuals to promote mental health and dignity for all.
~From World Federation of Mental Health: WMHD 2017 Report (PDF)
The sad reality is that a lot of people are affected by mental health difficulties and issues, yet there’s a stigma revolving them that it makes those affected feel unable to seek help. Even though I may be really bright and smiley now, once upon a time I had mild depression and withdrew from the world, yet no one but my close ones knew because I put on an “I’m fine” mask every time I stepped out of the house. Luckily I’ve had good enough support that I made it through, and now I’m blogging about it to bring awareness about the importance of mental health and positivity! 😀
A Short Self-Compassionate Letter
It’s great of you to bring awareness about the importance of mental health, and mentioning how yours declined back then shows how strong you are now! ❤