This year on October 10th we celebrate the World's mental health day. This day gives an opportunity for people around the world to raise awareness towards mental health, people with mental health disorders can share their stories, and mental health professionals can talk about their work and what they have accomplished.
Every year more and more people are diagnosed with mental health disorders, whether it's anxiety or depression. This year the numbers have risen even more due to the Coronavirus. According to the KFF, 53% of adults in the US reported that their mental health has been negatively affected since the beginning of the pandemic. People have reported difficulty sleeping, feeling very anxious, feeling alone and depressed, and an increase in alcohol consumption due to the stress over the Coronavirus. During this pandemic people have been losing their jobs, struggling to make ends meet, and worrying about getting sick. The key to dealing with mental health disorders is early detection and treatment.
The most important thing is to know the signs so you can detect potential issues early and get the proper treatment.
As soon as you detect one of these signs in a loved one, or a friend, it is important to talk to them directly and try to help them. Let them know that you are here for them and that whatever they are going through they are not alone.
Types of Treatment
Once you are aware that there is a problem, treatment is needed. There are many different types of treatment for people who have mental health disorders. Some are natural and include spending time with family and friends, and some involve going to a therapist and taking the required medication.
It is important to deal with stress and anxiety effectively in order to allow yourself or your loved ones to live a better and healthier life. This day is all about showing awareness and support to the people who suffer from these disorders.
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Thank you for the zoom (and all your updates). It was great. I wish the news was like that. Straight forward, factual, unemotional. Bravo to both of you ladies!!