A Breakdown By Livebeam
World mental health day is held every year on the 10th of October and it is a day dedicated to increasing the general awareness of mental health issues globally, as well as the ways in which these issues can be resolved, managed, and identified. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) theme for this year’s celebration is “Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority,” and it focuses on the mental effects of the pandemic on the world’s population and how it should become something that all organizations need to come together and recognize.
The World Mental Health Day was declared in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health and the World Health Organization, making this its 30th year in existence. Through the years, more has been discovered about mental disorders and their effects. It has also been realized that these illnesses could have physical consequences like disability.
How Important is World Mental Health Day?
To say it plainly, World Mental Health Day is very important. Having a day to celebrate and globally recognize an issue that is still heavily impeded by stigma is a step in the right direction. The stigma has prevented people with mental issues from seeking counsel or care. Dedicating a day to openly confront this is important. This is why we, at Livebeam, support this event and everything that comes with it.
World Mental Health Day is needed because mental health awareness is very important. Almost one in every five adults living in the U.S is dealing with one mental illness or the other. As rampant as it may seem, around half of that populace do not seek help and this is due to reasons such as stigma, fear, and ignorance. By having a day dedicated to the awareness of mental conditions, the primary reasons that prevent the people affected from seeking help are conquered, and we have more people attending to.
It is without question that World Mental Health Day may be vital for some people, and we need more articles like this one to make that point. Once the realization is clear for all to see, the question to ask becomes how can you celebrate this day appropriately?
How Do You Celebrate World Mental Health Day?
The sole purpose of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness and water down the stigma that people face. Celebrating the day means assisting in its effort to do this. You can celebrate World Mental Health Day by:
- Being there for someone who is struggling mentally and appreciating them.
- Educating yourself and others about mental conditions and ways to prevent them.
- Share contents, on the internet and offline, that promote the importance of the day.
- Volunteering at local mental health advocacy organizations.
- Share stories about your mental struggles, and how you overcame them.
These are things that you can do on that day but also forever. You need to go a step further and celebrate it all week while carrying its values with you all year long. This way you make people suffering from these conditions comfortable enough to seek help and resolve their issues.
What Is Livebeam?
Livebeam is an international social network that connects people who seek and need communication. There are majorly middle-aged individuals on the platform who may also find themselves lonely or socially limited. Livebeam has built a community that many social media platforms may like to emulate. Users of the platform are imbibed with the platform’s values and relay them to each other.
People who find themselves on the site can feel secure, valued, and free to express themselves without filters. The platform provides communication and entertainment features that make the experience even more satisfactory.
What Matters The Most?
What matters most is to make an effort every day to create awareness for mental health issues and offer a helping hand in any way you can. World Mental Health Day might have passed this year but you can still take the whole week to celebrate it by being there for someone and being the comfort or safe haven they need. You can also make intentional steps all year long to be a solace to people with mental health disorders.
If you are on the receiving end, you feel lonely, anxious, or depressed; don’t feel ashamed to ask for help to get better. There are people and organizations willing to help and prevent you from doing something you may regret later on.
And if you feel better talking to a new friend or someone who doesn’t know you personally, you can sign up on Livebeam and look for the right person to spill your guts to. You matter, your health matters, your mental health matters!