Well I wasn’t expecting that. My post for mental health day yesterday was shared 100s of time around the world, from Mumbai, Michigan, Melbourne, New York, L.A., Argentina, so many times I couldn’t keep up! And the template was used 100s of times too. Please message me your email if you’d like the template to use in real life. If you shared it I would love to know which countries you shared it in and if you used the template in real life I’d love to know where you used it (just because I’m nosy/interested!).
But I believe mental health is not just for a world mental health day or awareness days so let’s keep the conversation going. Every day is mental health day as we need to think about and look after our own mental health and the mental health of others.
This was a pre digital picture (can you spot the bit of paper I stuck over my mistake?!) I drew for two campaigns in Mental Health Awareness Week. @forever_a_mum
asked people to join #projectendstigma
, by saying they are one of the 1 in 4 (see Brian 1!) and @nourish_yourmind
asked people to join her #ivegotmentalhealth
campaign with a sign saying just that. (If you don’t know- my brain has a name, brian, as suggested by @littlewoodmr
Yes the famous figure is that one in four people will experience a diagnosable mental health condition (or mental illness) in their lifetime. However if you look closely, many studies suggest this may be higher, at around 1 in 3. Also this is likely to be an underestimate as many people will not admit they have concerns, will never seek help, will not get diagnosed or be sub- threshold for a diagnosis, but still have mental health difficulties. So I reckon it’s likely to be even higher than this estimate. .
And as for the remainder of the Brains (and people)... well we should all know by now that it you’ve got a brain then you’ve got mental health that needs looking after. .
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #clinicalpsychology #clinicalpsychologist #poststwopostsintwodays #thatsarevordforher #psychologistsofinstagram #worldmentalhealthday #worldmentalhealthday2018