The pandemic has brought so many problems for all of us. People have lost their livelihood and, for some, their loved ones. On top of that, almost all are forced to work from home for our safety.
It’s taking its toll on our mental health. How can you cope up with too many problems? After all, we haven’t seen a semblance of normalcy to be safe from the virus.
Even so, it’s time to take care of our mental health with what’s happening. That’s why celebrating World Health Day is essential more than ever.
World Mental Health Day
There’s a stigma that mental health disorders are just a figment of imagination. That’s why the World Health Organization (WHO) honors October 10 as World Mental Health Day.
It aims to increase education and awareness of Mental Health advocacies. It started in 1992 and has been practiced all over the world since then.
How do you celebrate World Mental Health Day? Here are 5 ways.
Protect your Own Mental Health
Sometimes, celebrating is not really about the loud parties. It can start with protecting your own mental health. Do you feel any of these mental illness symptoms? Check yourself first.
And maybe, you can add these ways to take care of your mental health in your routine as well.
Check with Your Family and Friends
After securing yourself, have you checked your family and friends? Mental Illness is a silent killer. And because of prejudice, people are afraid to share what they’re going through.
So ask your loved ones and be the person they can confide to. Sometimes, they only need one person to listen. And it can make a difference.
Raise Awareness through Social Media
The heart of this special day is for education and awareness. We can do our part by posting on social media our own experiences. In this way, our family and friends can see that it’s something normal. And they can be informed as well about the dangers and the remedies for mental disorders.
Donate to Reputable Mental Health Organizations
A lot of organizations also advocate awareness for mental health illnesses. If you have some extra cash, why not donate to their cause? Regardless if it’s just a small or big donation, you can surely further their reach to those in need.
You’ll never know the lives you can save for this simple act.
Now for the fun part! It’s time to treat yourself.
Life is not all about work and paying bills. You can step back and do the things that you love. It might be watching a movie, having a spa day, or just a simple day by your favorite book.
This respite from all your worries is a proven way to recharge your productivity afterwards. And it can surely ramp up your mental wellness.
Mental Illness is real. By celebrating World Mental Health Day, we can educate people about its hazards and how to prevent them. Let’s do our part to impact people around us during this momentous celebration. Cheers!