Happy world mental health day!

Happy world mental health day!

I cant believe another ones rolled around already! Doesnt seem that long ago since last years one was upon us!

I was going to go to the basement club today. They are having a BBQ to celebrate. However I am not going now. I am going to the information morning though for the mental health in the community college course that is starting in january. I think its very apt that the info morning is actually happening on world mental health day.

I hope its good! I am excited to see what it is all about!

Here in ireland, there was a budget yesterday, its where our govnerment talks about how they’ll spend their funds for the next year, what they’ll invest them in etc. I was hopeful that they’d put more into mental health and services to help people with mental ill health. Unfortunately though they didnt!

Its awful that the mental health services are so under funded! How does the government expect people to cope? To live? To deal with mental illness in a constructive way? In a way that more people are abl e to talk about it, and not feel stigmatised or scared of rejection?

I urge you today on this world mental health day, that if your not ok, get help. Talk about it. Its ok not to feel ok. It is ok to ask for help. We all need it at some point in ou r lives. Its ok, honestly. Dont be afraid to ask. The help is out there.

We need to end the stigma of mental illness. We need to do it here and now!

So with that, what are you going to do to try to end stigma? Do you think having a day and week to celebrate world mental health is important? Do share in the comments!

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

3 thoughts on “Happy world mental health day!”

  1. You’re going to spend this World Mental Health Day very productively, I hope the open day goes well, as well as your meeting with friendly call clients. That’s what I was thinking when I realised it’s World Mental Health Day – that it was just a while ago and it definitely doesn’t feel like a year has passed since then. It also makes me sad that they invest so little in preventing mental illness, or helping those who already struggle with it, or fighting with stigma. But I guess although mental health is quite a common topic, it’s still discussed very superficially, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was so that all those authorities and people in governments simply have a very vague idea how they could actually help people with mental illnesses. From their perspective, it’s much easier to help people with physical disabilities – like on wheelchairs – because they think they will get rid of architectonic barriers and all will be good (although it’s not only that that people with physical disabilities need, but that’s what’s the most visible and obvious). Anyway, with mental health issues it’s much more subtle and tricky, and these illnesses are usually invisible, so I think many people are just clueless as for what to do, if anything at all. And that’s so sad…

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