May is MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS month and as this month comes to a close, its important to emphasize not only the importance of mental health just within a month, but on a daily basis. Mental health holds a huge importance to me, as my mental health was what motivated me to create this website/blog with a hope to inspire others and create awareness.
***Because of the weight of current events, I decided to keep mental health awareness month throughout June to the beginning of July***
Some key messages to take away about Mental Health:
- Mental, neurological and substance use disorders make up 10% of the global burden of disease and 30% of non-fatal disease burden.
- Around 1 in 5 of the world’s children and adolescents have a mental disorder.
- Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, affecting 264 million people.
Enjoy this lovely video by Anna Freud NCCF discussing mental health in this animation illustration: