Its a fact that 1 in 3 people will suffer some form of mental health issue within their lifetime and to think about it that's an awful lot of people. Every year on the 10th October we recognise mental healthy throughout the world.
According to Mental Health.org.uk being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem.
If you’re in good mental health, you can:
- make the most of your potential
- cope with life
- play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.
Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ and it’s just as important as good physical health, which we totally agree with. You should look after your mind as much as you look after your body. If our mind isn't exactly heathy how can we expect our bodies to be?
Mental Health.org.uk continue to say that mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes for some people they can develop into a more serious problem. Everyone is different, some people may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.
There has always been a stigma associated with mental health problems, meaning people feel uncomfortable about them and open up to friends or family or even strangers which can result in mental health problems developing.
We want everyone out there to know that it is healthy to talk about your concerns and say how you’re feeling. It could help everyone so much if we was open with our feelings and let those around us help us grow and become healthier mentally and physically.
Today we suggest sitting down with someone we know having a cup of tea or coffee maybe a slice of cake and talk. Talk about anything and everything, get things off your chest, help a friend get things off their chest. Let them know its okay to not be okay!
If you need more help and guidance on this matter have a look at MIND's website. They specialise in mental health and give support for those who need it.