It’s a Right for All of Us
Hey there, folks! It’s that time of year when we shine a bright light on something super important: Mental Health Awareness Day, which actually fell on Tuesday this week. This year’s theme – “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right.” Let’s have a heart-to-heart about why this is such a big deal and how each of us can make a difference.
Before we dive in, check out these stats – they’re pretty eye-opening:
- More than 264 million people around the world grapple with depression.
- Shockingly, suicide ranks as the second leading cause of death for 15-29-year-olds globally.
- And here’s a tough one: In low-income countries, roughly 75% of people dealing with mental health issues get zero treatment.
Why Mental Health for Everyone Matters
Mental health doesn’t play favourites. It doesn’t care about your age, background, or where you come from. Recognising it as a universal right means we’re all in this together, promoting inclusivity and equality.
Feeling Good & Doing Good: Mental health isn’t just a “nice-to-have.” It’s a core part of our overall wellbeing. When we put it front and centre, we create happier, healthier, and more productive folks – in our communities and beyond.
Embracing mental health as a universal right, chips away at the stigma that can hang around it. When we talk openly about it, we reduce shame and encourage people to seek help when they need it.
Mental health isn’t bound by borders. By making it a universal right, we’re better equipped to tackle this worldwide challenge and make big, impactful changes.
How Can You Join the Movement?
Spread the Word: Share info, stories, and resources about mental health on your social media channels. Use the #MentalHealthForAll hashtag and be part of the global chat.
Learn More: Get clued up about mental health issues, how they affect people, and how you can support those around you. Knowledge is pure power when it comes to making a difference.
Check On Your Peeps: Reach out to friends and fam. A simple “How are you?” can mean the world.
Support the Heroes: Think about backing organisations that are out there making mental health awareness and access a global mission.
This year let’s remember that mental health is something every single one of us deserves. It’s not a luxury; it’s a basic human right. By recognising this, by talking openly about it, and by being there for each other, we can create a world where mental health isn’t just valued – it’s celebrated.
Here’s to a world where mental health truly matters to all of us! 🌍💚
We added some additional resources to our platform for our members this week, including a managing mental health checklist. Our doors are closed to new members at the moment, but you can get onto the wait list HERE