This day is known, by the World Health Organisation, as a time to “raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health”. World Mental Health Day occurs every year.
There are so many reasons why someone could suffer from a mental health condition. Some people have had difficult childhoods, others have experienced a traumatic event. But for some people, the reason can’t be easily identified. It can take a lot of time and help to figure it out.
But whatever the reason, suffering from a mental health condition is often a terrifying experience. Even for the strongest people with the thickest skin, it can be extremely tough. Everyone has different ways of dealing with it: in some cases, some have harmed themselves or even taken their own lives. This is the harsh reality of how horrific these conditions really are.
But many more people are continuing to fight it. There are so many ways of doing so. And like with so many other things, it is possible to overcome mental health conditions, no matter how long it seems to take.
So for anyone who is worried about their mental health, or who knows someone else who is, don’t be scared to ask for help, however difficult it may seem. GPs and Councillors will always listen to everything you have to say and will take you seriously. It may even help to approach someone you know and trust, if you think that would make it easier to deal with.
There is always someone who will be able to relate to you, you are not alone. Mental health conditions are not uncommon so someone, somewhere, will always understand where you are coming from.
And most importantly, there is always a solution to everything. It might not seem clear but there always is. You could be going through the most difficult time in your life and might not be able to see a way out. But just remember, there are people all around to help when you need it most. Never give up on yourself.