World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10th each year to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize global efforts in support of mental health.
As mental illness has become a more prominent issue, the need for eliminating the stigma and advancing awareness and treatment has never been greater. World Mental Health Day serves to remind people everywhere that they are not alone – the more we normalize talking about mental health, the more we normalize both safeguarding mental health as well as asking for help.
In honor of World Mental Health Day, we encourage you to explore ways to care for your mental health by using the resources listed below and to check in on your friends, loved ones, and colleagues. One easy way to do that is by asking how they’re doing and truly listening to their answer. Even a quick check-in may have a greater impact than you know! Checking in lets people know that they are supported and that you are a person they can turn to when it comes to discussing mental health.
Need help finding resources to help yourself or a loved one? INSPYR Solutions team members have access to our robust Employee Assistance Program, which can connect you with the help you need. The CDC has a list of resources, and the national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available by calling or texting 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org to chat online. Sharing these resources and supporting those you care about could save a life.
Together, we can work to break the stigma surrounding mental health issues and help everyone live a fuller life.