World Mental Health Day: October 10, 2020

What is World Mental Health Day ?

World Mental Health Day is intended to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

When did it start?

World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on October 10, 1992. It was announced as an annual activity of the World Federation for Mental Health by Deputy Secretary General Richar Hunter.

What color represents Mental Health?

Mental health awareness is represented by a green ribbon.

What should you do on a Mental Health Day and Every Day?

  • Exercise
  • Get good night’s sleep
  • Set Goals for the Day
  • Do your Mental Work
  • Do your Emotional Work
  • Socialize

Why is Mental Health Important?

Mental health is important because it affects how we feel, act, and think. It is important to note that Mental health is important at every age, whether we are children, adolescents or an adult.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mental illnesses are the most common health conditions in the United States. 1 in 5 children and adults have had a mental health diagnosis.

If you or anyone you know are feeling lonely and live in the Chicagoland area, feel free to call Olive Branch Counseling Associates at (708) 633-8000 and talk to a professional.

Yadira

Graduate Intern

References

Learn About Mental Health – Mental Health – CDC. (2018, January 26). Retrieved from

            https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/learn/index.htm#:~:text=It affects how we

            think,others, and make healthy choices.&text=Mental health is important at,childhood

            and adolescence through adulthood.

Picture: https://www.redbubble.com/i/art-print/Mental-health-awareness-ribbon-by-CaptainEuglena/44008843.1G4ZT

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