Did you know nearly 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental illness?
Despite the stigma surrounding mental illness, people are coming together in support for mental health awareness. Even Michelle Obama spoke out against mental illness stigma, which goes to show we are making progress. We still have a lot of ground to cover though, so we thought we would take a moment to talk about world health day.
Let’s take a closer look.
World Health Day
Today, we’d like to celebrate World Health Day alongside the World Health Organization (WHO) and explore depression – a mental illness affecting over 350 million people. If you’re one of the millions struggling with depression, we encourage you to learn more about depression during world health day and seek depression treatment earlier than later.
Here’s a great video to help get you started.
World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in many countries
Learn more at World Health Organization.