University is busy with assignments, deadlines and trying to fit in socialising. That’s why looking after yourself and your mental health is not always a priority.
Today is World Mental Health Day aka WMHD, a day for global health education, awareness and advocacy. This year in Australia, WMHD has three objectives:
- Encourage help seeking behaviour
- Reduce the stigma associated with mental illness
- Foster connectivity throughout communities
You can be a part of WMHD by encouraging people to take personal ownership of their mental health and wellbeing, this could mean exercising, going out for a coffee and having a conversation about mental health.
Remember, mental health and illnesses can be talked about, and equally should be talked about. So, if you know someone who needs help or wants to talk about it there is help out there, you don’t have to suffer in silence.
For more information about Mental Health Day and how to get help or get involved visit the mental health web site (it’s not all so serious, I promise).
Happy Mental Health Day from the FY Blog team 🙂
Photo: Mental Health Aust Twitter page