Saturday, 10 October 2015

World Mental Health Day 2015

So today is Saturday the 10th of October 2015, and that means that it is world mental health day.

We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings will be gone pretty much as soon as they came. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us. 
There are many different conditions that are recognised as mental illnesses. The more commonly recognised types of mental illnesses include: anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, mood disorders, addictions, personality disorders and OCD. 
One in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem at any time. This can have a huge impact on the lives of people and their families all around the world, and can affect their ability to sustain relationships, work, or just get through the day.

However, There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings, which is very unhealthy, to keep everything bottled up inside. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling. Stigma is preventing people from getting the help they need and deserve.

Today, being world mental health day, we needed to bring awareness about, and make mental health a talked about thing so people aren't afraid to seek help. 

The best way to deal with a problem is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Here's an example relating to mental health- by providing the right information, guidance and support in childhood and teenage years, the chances of developing mental health problems can be reduced for millions of people across the world.

We only get one life to live and no one should be spending their time suffering, especially if it is battling their own mind!

8 comments:

  1. This really opened my eyes about mental health, makes me aware of others and how to help ��

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  2. This has made me more aware about mental illness thanks for taking the time to do this xx

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    1. That is great! And thank you! Thank you for taking the time to read it xx

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  3. This is really interesting to see the statistic and see its not only me going through this!xx

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    1. Thank you Lucy, of course it isn't! All us Sprags are always here for you, we love you and we know how strong you are :) xx

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  4. It's weird seeing people are being made aware of this, because it's nothing new to me and I guess this means everyone should have the same outlook as me so they are aware!

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  5. I myself keep a ton of stuff bottled up. Yes it is bad but for personal reasons. I lock it away. I fear myself at times because I do battle NY mind everyday and it hurts me a lot. I find ways to stop or ease it in anyway. My way is my friends who are my only family. You are apart of that family gorgeous. Because of you and my other beautiful friends I'm not as screwed up as I was. I know at times its not easy to talk to people but I asure you that it helps in ways u may not see yet. Thank you for this and I hope everyone finds the relief they want. Keep up the great blogging

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