So, it was world mental health day on Wednesday, and one big thing that it taught us is that anyone suffering with mental health definitely isn’t alone. It’s becoming so much more common now for people to open up about the mental health issues they’re having, and why they’re having them. We really love that this is happening, because the more open and honest people feel they can be with the world, the more they’re going to be able to overcome their mental illness. Even though we all might not that we wouldn’t be alone if we ever did feel like we had a mental health problem, it still doesn’t make it go away. So, we want to address all of you suffering with a mental health problem, and tell you what we think we noticed about world mental health day, and what might be able to help you!
An Increase In Men
We really do feel sorry for men when it comes to mental health. They have always been in the shadows of women, we won’t deny that. So many men suffered in silence with their mental health disorder, but it seems that’s all about to change. Men didn’t like to admit it as they felt it would take away some of their manliness. Now, they’re feeling empowered to share their stories, and to try and help others going through the same thing! There really are a range of mental health issues men are going through, from sex addition to severe depression. But they are no different to us women. There’s advice and therapy available just the same. From sex addiction counselling to medications available to try and relax depression. It was also brought to our attention that over 50% of deaths under the age of 50 are due to suicide. If that doesn’t hit home to you about how much men are suffering, we don’t know what will. Always look out for the men in your life!
An Increase In Awareness
There definitely is an increase in awareness that we’re loving to see at the minute. We won’t lie, not so long ago mental illness was a really taboo subject, and it actually still is. There’s some sort of a stigma around it that people with a mental illness are crazy, which is definitely not the case. However, on this years world mental health day, we saw so much much awareness from the general public, not just those suffering, which should really feel empowering for those who might be suffering with a condition.
An Increase In Support
There definitely has been an increase in support. There are now more local services becoming available, more services in school, and more knowledge given to the public. People are now not as alone as they once might have thought they were, and the support means there are people to turn to at every corner. If that doesn’t show that the world of mental health should slowly shrink, we don’t know what will! Hopefully the future will bring more treatments, and even more support from the government!