Mental Health Awareness Day

ProActiv People would like acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Day. You might ask what this day is about? World Mental Health Awareness Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation For Mental Health, a global mental health organisation with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.

According to the World Health Organisation’s mental health is a ‘state of well-being’ in which every individuals realises his or her own potential to cope with the normal stresses of life their ability to  work productively and fruitfully and become part of a community.

You might ask how does this affect me?

Did you know that according to the Black Dog Institute Mental illness is common in 1 in 5 of Australians aged 16 to 85 years of age (20%)  experience a mental illness in any year.  The 3 most common mental illnesses are depression, anxiety and substance abuse. There are also many other mental health conditions.

What strategies are there that can help you establish and keep good mental health;

  • Keeping a positive attitude
  • Staying physically active
  • Asking for professional help with your mental health
  • Forming and using effective coping skills to deal with issues you are experiencing
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Helping others
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Socialising with people whom you enjoy spending time with.

Where do I go to find out more information about mental health?

Speak to an allied health professional or your GP.

There are also a number of resources available such as https://mhaustralia.org/need-help

Or contact Proactiv People Solutions

Here at ProActiv people we work with you, and how you feel you need help/support, because at the end of the day you know yourself best. Click on the link and contact us today if you would like assistance. Now, let’s get to work.

World Mental Health Day: Australia home to 2.5 million silent anxiety sufferers

 

 

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