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Mental health can affect anyone, anywhere, and at any time, which is why the theme for World Mental Health Day 2023 is ‘Mental Health is a Universal Human Right’.
While progress has been made over the years, there are still many harmful stigmas surrounding mental health. This awareness day, which is recognised by The World Health Organisation, aims to help create an open forum for discussions about what we can do to ensure mental health issues are taken as seriously as physical health issues.
World Mental Health Awareness Day began in 1992 as part of an initiative that the World Federation for Mental Health put in place. The idea was first conceived by the organisation’s Deputy Secretary General, Richard Hunter.
Over the last 31 years, this day has grown into a worldwide effort to collectively highlight mental health matters and unite us all in helping to support people with mental health issues.
There’s no one specific cause for mental health issues developing. For most people, a wide range of factors will play a part in affecting their mental health at work and in life, but this will vary depending on each specific individual.
Below are some of the potential things that may lead to poor mental health.
Being able to spot the early signs of mental health issues, whether for loved ones or yourself, can play an important role in helping to prevent them becoming worse. Some signs of a potential mental health issue developing are listed below:
Doing your part for World Mental Health Day 2023 doesn’t have to involve making a huge gesture. Like many things in life, it’s sometimes the smaller things that are important.
Never forget that if you’re checking in on loved ones, being brave enough to speak honestly about your own mental health, and helping to make these discussions happen, then you’re already playing a pivotal role.
For World Mental Health Day, never forget to support others but to also prioritise your own wellbeing too. Health Assured’s Assistance Programmes offer support, advice, and guidance on a wide range of mental health matters. If you, or someone you know, are ever struggling with mental health issues, our qualified counsellors are ready to listen to you, 24/7.
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