It’s World Mental Health Day!

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It is Breast Cancer and Lupus Awareness Month, but Mental Health Awareness Month too. World Mental Health Day is observed across the world today. The day aims to raise awareness regarding Mental Health issues and to mobilise efforts to support Mental Health.

The theme this year is Suicide Prevention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost every 40 seconds, someone takes their own life. So WHO has launched an awareness campaign, “40 seconds of action”. There is a large scale of suicide around the world and we can each play a role to help prevent it.

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Mental Illness is presented in many different ways and an individual can suffer from 2 or more types as one disorder can lead to another. For instance, Substance Abuse Disorder can often coexist with Bipolar Disorder.

Look for the Signs! Seek help!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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