Monday, October 10, 2011

World Mental Health Day

I blog for World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health day and I wanted to share the word with everyone. Many people are out here in the world suffering from mental illnesses because of the stigma that has been placed on mental health. I want to encourage anyone dealing with depression, anxiety, postpartum depression or any other disorder to reach out to your trusted friends or family for support ,and not worry about what others think. Your mental health comes first! There is a need for more funding into research and basic financial support by the insurance system. The WHO has reported that in some countries there is one mental health specialist per 1 million population, and 1-2% of their budgets  are spent on mental health. I can only imagine what societal problems could be alleviated with proper screenings and care. Moms let's support one another in order to take better care of ourselves so that we can take care of our precious babies.

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