We all know the first rule about mental health is: you don’t talk about mental health. But is that the right thing to do?
Life isn’t always like the movies; it isn’t always picture perfect and sometimes we struggle to see that it’s a wonderful life, or feel the sunshine in our not-so-spotless minds.
Interestingly, (for film buffs amongst us) the three films referenced above actually portray characters struggling with mental health issues, which shows us that awareness of mental health has come a long way over the decades; it’s depicted in movies, described in songs and illustrated in art. And why shouldn’t it be – the World Health Organisation has found that one in four of us will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in our lives. More and more of us are acknowledging the issues that 25% of the population are struggling with, but it’s hard to know how to act on the problem and its magnitude.
On World Mental Health Day, Be Momentful encourages you to reach out to someone – maybe you need it, maybe they need it. Just find a moment and share it.
Be Momentful today – after all, it is a wonderful life.
10 October, 2019