Today, the 10th October 2022, marks the World National Mental Health day. In the following weeks, multiple organisations across the globe are organising events to raise awareness of mental health.
It is estimated reported that one billion people suffer from a mental health condition. The actual figure is likely to be much higher. People with mild mental health symptoms are probably not aware a bigger issue is lingering.
Mental health conditions are varied. Some of the most noticeable and common are dementia, depression and chronic anxiety.
However, anybody with an addiction, eating disorder or anger management issues are also carrying unprocessed emotions that have a negative impact on mental health.
Statistics in 2020 revealed:
- One in five American adults has reported a mental health issue
- One in 6 young people has reported a major depressive episode
- Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United State
- 58% of employees are experiencing anxiety
- 43.7%Australians are estimated to have experienced a mental disorder at some time in their life
Charity Walks Around The Globe
Raising awareness of mental health issues is critically important in today’s world. With the stress of work, financial pressure and a history of repressed emotions that have not been addressed, mental health issues continue to grow year on year. The World Health Organisation recognise mental health as a pandemic.
In an attempt to improve awareness, mental health organisations in the UK, US, and Australia have organised charity walks to take place in the coming weeks.
The UK’s leading mental health charity, Mind will host a 10km route starting from Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth to some of London’s most iconic landmarks. The ‘The Mind Walk’ event will take place on 22 October 2022.
This year’s national walk in Australia organised by the Mental Health Foundation (MHFA) will take place on 17 October 2021 at 10:30am. Visit the MHFA website to find the routes and starting points in your local area.
In America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is organising a nationwide fundraiser, NAMIWalks Your Way 2022. The highly coordinated event demonstrates solidarity across the country to address the growing concern around mental health issues in the United States.
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