According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world. In addition to raising awareness, World Mental Health Day aims to mobilize efforts to support mental health treatment. Sadly, those with mental health issues have been treated unfairly and unequally due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
At Sunrise Vista, we understand the inequalities faced by those who struggle and rise up in support to bring equality and justice to all as we celebrate World Mental Health Day. To learn how you can participate and bring awareness to this important issue, reach out to a team member at 844-942-3007.
How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is October 10th. If you’d like to celebrate the occasion, there are several things you can do.
One of the easiest ways to celebrate World Mental Health Day is to talk about mental health.
A unique and unfortunate statistic to address this World Mental Health Day is the increase in depression due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, the pandemic brings on a lot of worries. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been many changes in day-to-day life attributing to uncertainty. As a result, there has been a sharp uptick in depression diagnoses.
The number of people that suffer from mental health conditions with little to no mental health care is growing. Studies show that this is markedly true for people of color. These groups of people receive mental health treatment at lower rates, in some cases due to accessibility, stigma, or location.
Unfortunately, there are also alarming statistics about mental health in the workplace. Experts suggest that many employees refuse to seek treatment due to negative perceptions of mental health. This sad statistic only highlights the fact that people with mental illness experience stigma and discrimination in the workplace at alarming rates.
Do Some Self Care
Another way to celebrate World Mental Health Day is to do something to take care of yourself. Below you’ll find a list of things you can do to practice self-care:
- Social media detox
- Take a nap
- Do a face mask
- Take a bubble bath
- Listen to music uninterrupted
Doing some self-care is a crucial part of taking care of your mental health. It doesn’t have to be World Mental Health day to take care of yourself.
Mental Health Care
While taking care of your body is essential to managing your mental health, being mindful of your mental state is equally important. Mental health issues negatively impact your overall health and reduce your wellbeing. Therefore, making a conscious effort to rest, relax, and restore your mind can play an essential role in your mental and physical health. Whether for just a few minutes a day or taking a full day mental health vacation, several activities can help to manage and maintain your mental health
- Give of your time to others through volunteering
- Breathing exercises
- Participating in something that you enjoy
- Taking a walk in nature
- Spending time with friends and family
- Listen to favorite music
Celebrating World Mental Health Day does not have only to take place this one time per year. Taking a mental break at work, home, or whenever you need it should occur regularly to ensure a positive state of mind and overall wellbeing. The more often you make time to care for your mental health, the better you will handle the stresses of life.
Seek Mental Health Treatment at Sunrise Vista
Sunrise Vista offers a broad range of mental health services in Canton, Ohio, including:
- Adolescent inpatient psychiatric program
- Adult inpatient psychiatric program
- Geriatric psychiatry and memory care
- Dual diagnosis treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
We also have supplemental programs, including life skills training, 12-Step workshops, and yoga therapy.
If you or someone you love is struggling with their mental health, Sunrise Vista has an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals on staff to help. Contact us today 844-942-3007. One of our mental health professionals will be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.