Awareness Months · Invisible Illness

Mental Health Awareness Week.

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

16th May – 22nd May.

๐ŸŒธ What is considered ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’? ๐ŸŒธ
Mental Health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises their own potential. Positive Mental Health is known as being able to cope with stress, do daily tasks as normal as possible, and working productively, whereas negative is the opposite of these things. Your mental health can change between positive and negative as you move through different stages of the life cycle. Mental Illnesses are attached to negative mental health. Some examples are anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia and many many more. There is a massive stigma towards mental health, hence people feel very uncomfortable showing or talking about them, or many people may feel comfortable being around people with mental illnesses, although it is healthier to know and say how you are feeling.

๐ŸŽ— Who can get them? ๐ŸŽ—
Anyone of any age can get them. They can be biological or can develop through environmental factors(stress,drug abuse etc) or traumatic events.

๐Ÿฅ Statistics ๐Ÿฅ
Around 20% of the world’s youth have mental disorders. There are atleast 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK. Suicide is the most common cause of death in young men. Many of the cases found most of the men had mental illness problems. Mental Health problems are one of the main causes of overall disease burden worldwide.

๐ŸŒฟ Famous People with Mental Illness ๐ŸŒฟ
– Carrie Fisher (Bipolar Disorder)
– Catherine Zeta Jones (Bipolar)
– Abraham Lincoln (Clinical Depression)
– Billy Joel (Clinical depession)
– Elton John (Bulimia)
– Princess Diana (Bulimia and Depression)
– Winston Churchill (Bipolar)

๐Ÿ’œUseful Links and Info ๐Ÿ’œ
Donate (ยฃ): https://www.justgiving.com/mentalhealthresearchuk
Donate (Worldwide): https://www.justgiving.com/mind

http://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-your-staff/useful-resources/

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/quality/qualityandaccreditation/childandadolescent/communitycamhsqncc/camhsresourcelibrary.aspx?theme=mobile

dailylifewithchronicillness.tumblr.com/blogroll

www.illness-to-wellness.tumblr.com/encouragement

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shyness-is-nice/201403/seven-types-self-care-activities-coping-stres

Mental Health America
Mental Health Foundation

Suicide Helpline (UK): 116 123
Suicide Helpline (USA): 1800-784-243
Suicide Helpline (AUS): 0893 81 5555

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