Saturday, October 06, 2018

World Mental Health Day is October 10th

October 10th 2018 is World Mental Health Day.This campaign began in 1992 to being awareness about the importance of mental health. This year's theme is mental health in youth and young adulthood.  

"Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension, however. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. The expanding use of online technologies, while undoubtedly bringing many benefits, can also bring additional pressures, as connectivity to virtual networks at any time of the day and night grows. Many adolescents are also living in areas affected by humanitarian emergencies such as conflicts, natural disasters and epidemics. Young people living in situations such as these are particularly vulnerable to mental distress and illness."

Link here to find local mental health events and when using social media hashtag: #WorldMentalHealthDay.

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