Awareness

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.

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:

Citations:

https://www.who.int/news-room/facts-in-pictures/detail/mental-health

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