How much value do you put on mental illness and its impact on your overall wellbeing? World Mental Health Day is a good time to take a step back and reflect on what is happening around us and how much effort we are putting into helping support the mental health of ourselves and our family and friends. At Serenity Light Recovery, we encourage individuals to seek out the treatment they need for any type of mental health needs.
When Is World Mental Health Day 2020?
Every day is a good time to talk about mental health. World Mental Health Day 2020 is October 10th. It falls on the same day each year. This is a specific day dedicated to raising awareness to the mental health needs of all men and women. It is also about creating an effort to support mental health across all age groups and demographics.
What Can You Do on World Mental Health Day to Support the Cause?
Everyone has challenges from time to time when it comes to mental health. For those who have a mental illness, those challenges do not often come and go. They are likely to be more severe. Recognize the impact this can have on a person and his or her life. On World Mental Health Day, consider a few simple things you can do.
Reach Out to Someone You Know Is Struggling
Many people face a stigma because of mental illness. They do not talk about it because they do not want to be judged. Yet, mental illness, including depression disorder, anxiety, and PTSD, is life-changing. Reach out to someone you know who is struggling. Ask them to talk to you and open up to you. Let them know you really do care.
Focus on Your Own Mental Health
Each year, mental illness is a challenge for many people. During COVID-19 and the social unrest of 2020, it has become even more challenging. Stress can make undiagnosed mental illness very hard to manage. Take a few minutes to think about your mental health. Consider the following:
- Find a way to take a day to simply destress
- Turn off social media for a day to leave the world outside
- Invest in a phone call to someone that makes you happy every time you speak to them
- Open up about what’s bothering you to someone you trust
- Don’t reach for alcohol or drugs to deal with it – find real help
Recognize Your Need for Therapy and Treatment
When you are facing the complications of mental illness, realizing there is help is important. When you are faced with day-to-day complications and stress, it’s hard to see how things are going to get better. Yet, getting help for mental illness may allow you to reclaim your life. It can make challenges you are facing a bit easier to deal with, too.
This World Mental Health Day reaches out to a treatment program like Serenity Light Recovery. Take a step away from the stress and the overwhelming demands on yourself. Allow yourself to reach out for help to improve your future. We offer a range of programs to help you:
- Individual therapy sessions
- Group therapy sessions
- Family therapy programs
- Residential treatment programs
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Outpatient treatment programs
Find the Treatment Right for You at Serenity Light Recovery
World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to shed light on the mental health needs of many people. It is also a good time to consider your own needs. This World Mental Health Day, make a pledge to yourself to put your needs at the top of your priority list. Let our team at Serenity Light Recovery offer the help and guidance you need. Reach out to us by calling 855.658.6109 today.