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World Mental Health Day

Every year on October 10th, World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health around the world and mobilise efforts to support people with mental health challenges. Every year since 2013, the World Health Organisation (WHO) organises a global campaign to mark World Mental Health Day.

What is Mental Health?

Different definitions exist for mental health. According to one definition, the condition of psychological well-being and the lack of mental disorder are both components of mental health. Another mental health definition is a state of wellness in which each person can realise their potential, coping with everyday challenges, producing meaningful work, and giving back to their community.

Types of Mental Issues & Illness

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Behavioural and emotional disorders in children
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociation and dissociative disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychosis

Almost every Path to Improve Health

  • Psychotherapy or counselling
  • Prescription medicine
  • Support groups
  • Therapies
  • Brain stimulation therapy
  • Behavioural factors and mental health – Numerous elements that impair mental health can be avoided. By cutting down on drug and alcohol usage, quitting smoking, eating healthily, exercising frequently, and getting enough sleep, anyone can make a difference.

On this World Mental Health Day, I urge everyone to take some time to check in with themselves as we may frequently put other aspects of our busy life before of our mental health.

  • “You’re already taking modest but helpful efforts to improve your mental health and wellbeing by taking just a few moments out of the day to focus on yourself, your environment, and how you are feeling.”
  • “This could involve engaging in some physical activity, setting aside time for introspection, having enough rest, and keeping up social ties with close relatives, friends, and co-workers.”
  • https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention
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