Today is World Mental Health day. Mental health issues are not always as visible as physical health issues. Talking about mental health problems doesn’t always feel comfortable. The aim of World Mental Health day is to raise awareness about our mental health and how we can provide support for mental health conditions.
“Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.”
Ezra Taft Benson
This year the focus is on suicide prevention. Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. According to the WHO, more than 800,000 people die by suicide a year, making it the principal cause of death among people fifteen to twenty-nine years old.
Let that sink in.
That’s why talking about our mental health is as important as discussing our physical health. Not just our mental health, but the mental health of our kids.
Highly Sensitive People and Mental Health
For highly sensitive people keeping the discussion open about our mental health is important.
Anxiety and overwhelm are a part of normal life for many of us.
Scientific studies have correlated being highly sensitive and suffering from burnout.
Our mental health needs our attention, as much as our physical health.
All of these Happy Sensitive Kids posts tackle some element of our mental health.
- 7 problems highly sensitive people face
- Warning: Highly Sensitive People Are Prone to Burnout
- Male Depression – Why Recognising it is Not Always Easy
- Living with Depression
- A Message For Our Highly Sensitive Boys
- Highly Sensitive: How is it Diagnosed and Why Does it Matter?
- How to Find Happiness in the Workplace If You Are a Highly Sensitive Person
- 5 Ways to Help a Child Turn Their Negative Self-Talk into a Helpful Friend
- How to Recognise the Symptoms of Depression and Where to Get Help
- How To Find Balance As A Highly Sensitive Extrovert
- How Highly Sensitive People Can Use Essential Oils: Start Your Own ‘Go Natural’ Journey
- 5 Tips to Help You Survive as a Highly Sensitive Parent
- Why Journaling is So Good for You
- Take Good Care of Yourself Too Mama
Over to You
What will you do today for the sake of your mental health? And tomorrow? And the day after?
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