The pandemic has shined a light on the need for mental health services in our country. With so many affected, people are finally realizing that mental health is just as important as our physical health. COVID has been challenging for everyone, but especially frontline workers, students, those who lost jobs or live alone, and people who have pre-existing mental health conditions.

October 10  is World Mental Health Day. Observed since 1992, by the World Health Organization, this year’s campaign slogan is Mental Health Care for all: let’s make it a reality. Countries around the world have been pushing to make mental health services accessible to everyone. In May 2021, international governments gathered at the World Health Assembly to endorse WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan. In May 2021, international governments gathered at the World Health Assembly to endorse WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2030.Throughout October, WHO will host live conversations with experts to spread awareness and provide resources.

Throughout October, WHO will host live conversations with experts to create more awareness and provide resources. Conversations are the first step to getting the proper help. If someone you love is suffering from mental illness, ask them to lunch and let them know you’re by their side. Learn more about World Mental Health Awareness Day and get links to important mental health sites on our health page at literock969.com or click health on our app.

This World Mental Health Day, complete a group therapy workshop at school or in the workplace, practice self-care by tending to your specific needs, and learn the warning signs of a mental health condition by taking Mental Health First Aid, a one-day course that can save a life.

Some important links:

Mental Health Association in Atlantic County

National Alliance on Mental Illness

CDC - Mental Health

 

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