World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2020 marks as the World’s Mental Health Day. The main objective is to create awareness about the issues related to mental health and help people find their solutions. This day is also an opportunity for people to talk about their work related to mental health awareness and what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for the people across the globe. When we talk about health, people pay more attention to physical health than mental health. People mostly feel shy or uncomfortable to open up about their mental health status. Mental health awareness can solve many problems and it can help people get back their happiness and work like a normal human being.
Talking about mental health is still considered a taboo in many countries. The well-being of a society and especially its youth can only be assured by providing them a healthy environment, both mentally and physically. Talking about mental health care lifts off the social stigma and gives freedom and ways of seeking help which was previously not available to many, as a result, the suicide and crime rates were comparatively high. People need to understand that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.
COVID-19 brought so many issues and problems, amongst which depression and anxiety were more common. The fear of losing a job and loved ones was enough to create mental health defects. Many organizations and health workers came forward and educated people regarding mental health care. The key points were
1. Getting up early and doing yoga
2. Reduced screen time
3. Spending time on things you enjoy
4. Eating healthy
5. Doing exercise/ breathing exercise
6. Allocating time for work and rest
7. Limiting alcohol consumption
8. Phone/ video call a friend
If you find someone facing mental problems, extend your help and support and make them feel comfortable in opening up about their issues. Taking care of the mind is as important as taking care of the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other.
By paying attention to those around you, it might just save a life. pic.twitter.com/uG5NZEioKo
— WorldMentalHealthDay (@WMHDay) October 30, 2019