Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental Health Awareness Day is celebrated every October 10th with the purpose of raising awareness and spreading education about mental health issues. Mental health has come to focus in pandemic times like never before as people of all age groups and occupations bear the brunt of the ‘new normal’.

What was once a taboo subject was now at the forefront of tabloids, news headlines and an open discussion of those who finally sought out help with others that had similar stories.

Mental health affects 1 in every 5 adults with the most symptoms like depression, fatigue, headaches and isolation. Untreated, these symptoms can lead to more severe conditions like kidney failure, diabetes, heart problems and even cancer.

So let’s not be silent about it anymore!

For more information, you can visit www.mentalhealth.gov for resources such as centers in your area that offer assistance and group meetings. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
 

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