Brilliant article by my beautiful friend Naomi for World Mental Health Day. Proud of her and all those who can stand up and say “I’m not ok”, to seek help!
“”It takes more strength and courage than you could ever know (unless you’ve been there) to admit to yourself that you have a mental health illness, it takes an enormous heart to be honest enough to tell your support network that you need help, it takes an open mind and a strength of character to take that help and improve your life one day, one moment, one breath at a time.”
The 10th of October yearly is World Mental Health Day. Think about it right now as you are reading this there is someone in your life who is suffering from a mental illness whether you know about it or not, there is. And today is a day where we can all open the doors of communication and talk about it, enrich and even save lives, with the goal of making every day a day just like this.
Here are the bare facts that as a citizen of the human race you need to know about. In Australia alone:
At least 6 people commit suicide everyday
For every failed suicide there are 30 attempts
More people die from suicide than road accidents
1 in 5 Australians suffer from a mental health problem
54% of people with a mental illness do not access treatment
These findings are for lack of a better…
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