Mental Health Awareness Day
Mental Health Awareness Day is a day to raise awareness of mental health issues. The day was established by the Mental Health Foundation in 2005 and has since become an annual event held on May 10th every year. It’s intended to help people recognize the importance of mental health and its importance in our lives, as well as encourage open discussion about how we can all contribute towards improving our own mental well-being.
Depression is a serious illness that can affect the way you feel, think, and act. It can happen at any age but is most commonly seen in people between 18 and 25 years old.
Depression may cause symptoms such as:
- feeling hopeless or helpless
- sleeping too much or not enough (insomnia)
- eating too little or too much (anorexia/bulimia)
You might also find it difficult to concentrate on what’s normal for you, such as remembering details about recent events or thinking about things that aren’t important right now. Awareness of mental health issues starts with yourself.
- Anxiety is a normal part of life.
- You can’t always control what happens, but you can choose how you react to it.
- There are ways to deal with anxiety and stress, but sometimes it’s not easy.
Mental health awareness is important because it can help people know more about their own mental health conditions and find ways in which they can improve their lives. The best thing we can do as a society provides support for those who are struggling with these issues, whether it’s through knowing someone who has experienced something similar or just by listening when they need someone to talk to. Coddiewomple Fund is driven by the vision of affordable mental health therapy for all. No one should be left behind because they can not access life-changing therapies. Revenue from our shop goes directly to support our nonprofit organization.