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World Mental Health Day 2013

World Mental Health Day 2013

During our lives every one of us will either suffer from or have a relative or a close family friend that suffers from a mental health problem. 1 in 4 people will, at some point, experience some form of mental illness. But despite the high number of sufferers, there is often still a real stigma around the subject of mental health, which can make life even more difficult for those suffering from mental illness, and make it harder for them to manage the difficulties they face. This stigma is even worse within the South Asian Community where Mental Health is still considered a taboo subject.

Stigma can lead to people being excluded from everyday activities and can often worsen a patient’s mental condition, making it even more difficult to make a full recovery. It is perhaps unsurprising, therefore, that people too often remain reluctant to go out and seek help with regards to mental health. This needs to change.

Today on World Mental Health Day, make a pledge to help someone realise it’s ok to say they’re not ok…

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by | October 10, 2013 · 7:46 pm