Today is World Mental Health Day – Here’s Why That’s Important if You Are Highly Sensitive

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.

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“Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.”

Ezra Taft Benson

Suicide Prevention

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.

Reasons why highly sensitive traits make you prone to burnout and depression - Today is World Mental Health Day - Here's Why That's Important if You Are Highly Sensitive

Our mental health needs our attention, as much as our physical health.

Tip: Read 7 Things Highly Sensitive People Should Do For Their Mental Health.

Further Reading

All of these Happy Sensitive Kids posts tackle some element of our mental health.

Self care

Over to You

What will you do today for the sake of your mental health? And tomorrow? And the day after?

If you are on Twitter head over to WorldMentalHealthDay.

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About Amanda van Mulligen

Mother, writer, author, blogger. Born British, Living Dutch. I have three Dutch sons and a Dutch husband and I blog about Turning Dutch and raising highly sensitive children.
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