10th October: Mental Health Awareness.

October 9, 2019

 

The month of October has been declared Mental Health Awareness month with the objective of not only educating the public about mental health but also to reduce the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness are often subjected to.

 

450 million people worldwide are currently living with a mental illness, yet nearly two thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek treatment.

 

Mental illness includes those living with anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. 

Both they and their loved ones need to be made aware that they need to find treatment, support, and resources to better their mental health.

 

 

 

These conditions cause the effects of suffering from mental or neurological disorders or from psychosocial problems.

These include disorders related to alcohol and drug abuse.

Like physical disorders mental and brain disorders vary in severity. There are those that are:

  • Transient (like an acute stress disorder)

  • Periodic (like bipolar disorder, characterised by periods of exaggerated elation followed by periods of depression)

  • Long lasting and progressive (like Alzheimer’s disease)

Other conditions include:

  • Schizophrenia

  • Dementia, 

  • Depressive disorder

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Panic disorder

  • Post traumatic stress disorder


  This October, SACRA breaks the stigma associated with Mental illness and encourages you to help us #breakthestigma associated with mental health disorders by helping to correctly diagnose the help required for ourselves and for  around us. 

 

Do You Want To Check Your Mental Health?
Questionnaires Below:
  • If you think you may have Depression take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here.

  • If you think you have Bipolar Disorder take this self rating questionnaire and discuss the findings with your mental health expert. Click here.

  • If you think you may have PTSD take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here

  • If you think you may have Panic & Anxiety take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here

  • If you think you may have Postnatal Depression take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here

  • If you think you may have ADHD take this Self rating questionnaire and discuss the Findings with your Mental Health expert. Click here

 

 

 

 

 

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