Mental health conditions are extremely prevalent in the United States and across the world at large. Recognizing this challenging situation, the World Health Organization created World Mental Health Day, an observance that happens every October. Every year, we observe this day, raising awareness about ongoing mental health concerns and encouraging those suffering from these conditions to seek treatment.
If you’re struggling with one or more mental health conditions, World Mental Health Day offers an opportunity to focus on your situation. It’s time to begin the journey to recovery. There is also a range of additional ways to observe this unique day. To learn more about our adult mental health services, please get in touch with Rose Hill today at 866.367.0220.
Reach Out to a Friend
Many people are reluctant to reveal their challenges to those around them unless they are specifically asked. Perhaps you have a friend who continuously posts cryptic or confusing statuses on social media, or maybe they’ve suddenly become withdrawn. If you suspect that someone you love is suffering from a mental health condition, consider checking in with them. You can send them a short message, or you can give them a quick phone call. Your loved one may simply need to vent about their frustrations, or they may need to know that they’re not alone. If you’re right that they’re suffering from a mental health condition, you may be able to encourage them to find a mental health treatment service.
Practice Random Acts of Kindness
Even if it doesn’t seem like it, small, seemingly insignificant acts of kindness can make a world of difference. On World Mental Health Day and on nearly every other day, you can make your community and the world a better place by being kind to those around you. These acts don’t have to be stressful or expensive. They can be small things, such as:
- Helping someone finish their work
- Paying for the meal of someone behind you in a line
- Buying bagels or doughnuts for the office
- Babysitting for a friend
- Giving random compliments to those around you
When you’re kind to those around you, you can encourage them and potentially improve their mental health, even for a short while.
Raise Awareness About Mental Health
If you want to be a mental health advocate, you can put a green ribbon up in your office or pin it onto your clothing. These lovely ribbons are the official symbol for the awareness of mental health.
As a mental health advocate, you don’t have to post your secrets on social media. Instead, talk to your friends, neighbors, or loved ones privately. You can choose to share your story or simply stand up for those around you. No matter what, it is your choice, so you don’t need to share things that you’re not ready to do yet. You can also take steps such as:
- Volunteer at local organizations for mental health.
- Attend awareness walks or other events that benefit the mental health movement.
- Support those who are battling mental health conditions.
- Avoid and correct stigmatizing language.
- Talk to your local politicians and encourage them to prioritize mental health movements.
If you have any questions about how to be a mental health advocate, we welcome you to reach out to Rose Hill today.
Seek Treatment at Rose Hill Today
Mental health conditions don’t have to rule your life. If you suffer from mental health conditions, World Mental Health Day is an excellent time to seek treatment. At Rose Hill, we offer a range of treatment options, including:
- Depression treatment
- Anxiety treatment
- Bipolar disorder treatment
- Personality disorder treatment
- Schizoaffective disorder treatment