Today I realized we were only 3 weeks away from WMH Day.
Do you know what the most common mental health conditions are? I found some shocking statistics when I looked at reports form NAMI, WHO, MIND and MHFA England.
On average 1 in 5 adults experiences mental health issues each year (47.6 million people in the US, 16 million people in the UK and 676 worldwide). These numbers are only the top of the iceberg as fear of stigma and discrimination prevent many people from reporting or discussing their mental health.
The most common mental health conditions are depression and anxiety disorders.
I am always wondering what discussions individuals and managers are having with their work colleagues and teams to break the stigma around mental health.
I wrote an interesting article on LinkedIn looking at Mental Health Awareness, highlighting why it’s important to understand mental health issues and offering a simple solution to have an interactive team discussion. Check it out.
So, what are you planning to do on October, 10th, Mental Health Awareness Day?
Marie claude Bouchet
Mental well-being, stress management, resilience etc.