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World Mental Health Day: Let's Make Mental Health & Well-being For All A Global Priority
October 10, 2022
Did you know that:
- Close to 1 billion people have a mental health disorder
- 1 in 8 people around the globe live with mental health conditions
- The COVID-19 pandemic caused a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide.
- A leading cause of illness & disability is depression
- 1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide
- 3 million people die every year due to the harmful & excessive use of alcohol
- In some countries, people with mental health conditions are more likely to suffer severe human
rights violations, discrimination, and stigma
2022's World Mental Health Day comes at a very challenging time as we all emerge from the COVID-19
pandemic. No nations and most health systems were unprepared for the mental health crisis associated with
the pandemic. In addition to the pandemic, the world is also struggling to cope with the effects of the war in Ukraine, significant displacement, climate emergency, a cost-of-living crisis, and skyrocketing levels of grief and loss, all of which have consequences for the well-being of world citizens. The global rates of individuals having suicidal thoughts are increasing. Also, people experiencing mental health conditions and their families are dealing with governments failing to prioritize mental health or living where services for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted. Funding and investment in mental health programs on all levels are more critical than ever. For these reasons and more, the goal of the World Mental Health Day 2022 campaign is to make mental health & well-being for all a global priority! Undoubtedly, the need for mental health and psychosocial care and support will significantly increase in the months and years to come. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people's mental health. Some groups have been particularly affected, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, the elderly,
and those with pre-existing mental health conditions. Let us honor all health and care professionals' daily
work, which often includes providing mental health care for others. We can all play our part in increasing awareness about what preventive mental health interventions work.
For more information about how you can help, please visit: https://www.who.int/
Bend Not Break: Suicide Prevention Concert
Rescheduled to May 13, 2022 at Maverik Center in a West Valley City, Utah
Concert starts at 7:00 PM. Doors Open at 6:00 PM.
America's Got Talent Alumni Alex Boyé, known for his dynamic African-infused music that has gained over 1 billion views on YouTube is using his voice to shine a light on mental health and suicide prevention. Join Alex and friends on May 7th. at Maverik Center for Utah’s first ever Utah Suicide Prevention Concert. Utah has the 6th highest suicide rate in the U.S. On average, someone dies by suicide every 13 hours in the state of Utah. We can’t be silent anymore when it comes to mental health simply because it might be uncomfortable. The cost of silence is TOO HIGH. The concept is simple; to normalize and encourage ongoing conversations about mental health within schools, the workplace, churches and throughout the community. These concerts to help build connection with mental health experts, provide support and healing in our community. This will be an unforgettable night that
will feed your soul in ways you didn’t think you needed. This is not just a concert. It will be an experience.
THIS CONCERT IS FREE AND IS BEING DONATED VIA CORPORATE SPONSORS.
If you are your company would like to be a co-sponsor, contact 801-427-7439 for more information.
If you are a mental health organization or a therapist group/Individual and would like to set up a
booth at the event; contact Jackie at The Maverik Center at 801-988-8843.
For more info on Alex’s foundation and his purpose, go to: https://lnkd.in/gP5QXiuQ
Tickets will be Free Admission and will be available to the public starting Wednesday February 9th at 10AM. Limited seating available on a first come first serve basis. Grab your FREE tickets at: www.maverikcenter.com
The Mental Wellness Connection Online Summit
April 18 - 24, 2022
The Mental Wellness Connection is a FREE online summit taking place April 18th-24th
that aims to answer these questions and much more. It’s full of practical wisdom and
simple but powerful pathways to improving your mental health from a root cause
perspective and accelerate your healing potential on all fronts.
This transformative summit can help you:
- Identify and address the underlying causes of any mental health challenges you may be facing
- Harness the restorative and nourishing power of sleep
- Stabilize and boost your energy and motivation
- Understand the brain-gut connection
- Find natural solutions for depression, anxiety, and ADHD outside of outdated healthcare paradigms
- Implement diet, detox, and nutrition strategies into your daily routine
And much more!
This event is particularly special because it brings together a panel of the world’s most trusted mental health advocates including doctors, therapists, nutritionists, energy workers, and more. You won’t just learn valuable ways to improve your diet, exercise, and sleep hygiene—you’ll also discover the science behind how your gut, mitochondria, and more impact your mental health moment to moment. In other words, you’ll come away with a big picture understanding of WHY your body and mind are connected, as well as exactly HOW you can nurture this relationship to experience greater purpose, joy, and connection in life.
Register for the FREE at: https://mentalwellness.byhealthmeans.com/
It's Oct 10th, World Mental Health Day!
Mental Health Care For All: Let's Make It A Reality
Did you know that:
Close to 1 billion people have a mental health disorder
A leading cause of illness & disability is depression
1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide
3 million people die every year due to harmful & excessive use of alcohol
2021's World Mental Health Day, comes at a very challenging time for us all when our day-to-day lives have been drastically altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been so many changes and so much instability. People, including those with mental health conditions, are experiencing even greater levels of social isolation than before the pandemic. And so many people are managing the grief of losing a loved one, often without being able to say goodbye or even hold proper funerals or memorial rituals.
No doubt the need for mental health and psychosocial care and support will continue to greatly increase in the months and years to come. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted. Funding and investment in mental health programs on all levels is more critical than ever before. Let us honor the work that all health and care professionals do every day, which often includes providing mental health care for others. For this reason, the goal of the World Mental Health Day 2021 campaign is to make mental health care accessibility a reality for all!
For more information, please visit: https://www.who.int/
Our Future In Mind: Mental Health Summit
Streaming live Friday, November 5th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST & Saturday, November 6th, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST.
Mental Health America and I Don't Mind, in partnership with YouTube, as they present "Our Future In Mind:
Mental Health Summit," a live free two-day event November 5 & 6, 2021. The first of its kind, this event
will give you a front-row seat to the stories behind some of the biggest movements in mental health and
the tools you will need to be part of the change. Streaming live on YouTube, you’ll gain insight into how
they got started, and you’ll learn (and unlearn) from young mental health experts to help you find your
unique pathway into activism. Your voice matters. Your mind matters. It’s time to take action. Sessions will
cover a variety of topics like equity and disability in mental health, using social media for good, and
LGBTQ+ leadership and wellness. You’ll learn from open and honest conversations with a diverse group
of artists and actors, TikTokers, YouTubers, mental health experts, and more.
Register for FREE at: www.idontmind.com
World Mental Health Day 2020
This year the World Health Organization will, for the first time, host a mental health global online advocacy event. At the "Big Event for Mental Health" world leaders, mental health experts and celebrity guests will join WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to teach us all what we can
all do to boost our mental health and how we can all help make sure that quality mental health care
is available to everyone in need of it.
2020's World Mental Health Day, comes at a very challenging time for us all when our day-to-day lives have been drastically altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been so many changes and so much instability. People, including those with mental health conditions, are experiencing even greater levels of social isolation than before the pandemic. And so many people are managing the grief of losing a loved one, often without being able to say goodbye or even hold proper funerals or memorial rituals.
No doubt the need for mental health and psychosocial care and support will greatly increase in the months and years to come. Funding and investment in mental health programs on all levels is more critical than ever before. For this reason, the goal of the World Mental Health Day 2020 campaign
is increased investment in mental health.
For more information, please visit: https://www.who.int/
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and thank goodness for that! Our mental health is
being challenged in a huge way with the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of all of the regular stressors
and issues that we deal with on a daily basis.
Whether we have diagnosed mental illness or not, it is critical for us all to manage and support our
mental health. It matters so much! We must continue to talk about mental health, share our stories,
raise awareness, educate others, get help ourselves and give help when we can.
Let's start the conversation and work to end the stigma around mental illness so we can be there
for each other in ways that are real and meaningful.
If you are struggling please reach out for support.
Here are some resources to help:
The Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 crisis counseling, via text. Just text SHARE to 741741 to reach them.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline gives 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, call 1-800-273-8255.
Depression & Crisis Hotline, call 1-800-784-2433.
Veterans Crisis Line, call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or Text 838255.
Emotional Health Relief Hotline, caregivers available 10am-10pm MST, 1-833-442-2211.
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, 24/7, call 208-398-HELP (4357).
The Crisis Hotline, Serving Southern and Southeastern Idaho, 24/7, call 208-788-3596.
Idaho COVID-19 Hotline, call 1-888-330-3010, Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm.
Ambitions of Idaho 24 Hour Crisis Intervention Line, call 208-794-2379.
For more mental health & crisis help resources visit: https://www.mygriefconnection.org/crisishelp.html
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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If you are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else, please contact 911 or the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
For any type of crisis situation you can text CONNECT to 741741 to chat with a Crisis Text Line counselor.
Updated 23 November 2022
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