Mental Health Month

MHMWelcome back to my blogsite. As usual, a quick word. I raise awareness of mental health from a carer or caregiver perspective. Usually this channel is dedicated to carers, but there is always space for discussing mental health.

The video below is to help raise awareness of Mental Health Month, which takes place over in the states.

Mental Health Month occurs during the month of May and the theme for Mental Health Month is Risky Business.

One of the leading organisation that promotes mental health month is Mental Health America. Mental Health America is America’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

So about the theme risky business, why do we feel this is the theme for 2017. There are many causes for people falling unwell due to mental illness. Some due to stress, biological issues, environment, trauma and many more that I could not have time to mention.

Other issues of mental illness unfortunately comes from risky behaviour, but what can we do to prevent such problems?

Mental Health Month wants to focus on the following risky behaviours that can lead to mental health problems.

The risks of Marijuana
The risks of Prescription Drug Misuse
The risks of Exercise or lack of exercise
The risks of Sex
The risks of Compulsive Buying
The risks of Internet Addiction

There are many ways you can get involved in raising awareness of Mental Health Month or what others may call Mental Health Awareness Month.

You can do any of the following.

  1. Read up about the types of risky behaviour that can cause mental health issues.
  2. Take a Quiz or Test off the MHA site – http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screening-tools
  3. Follow or Share Mental Health Awareness content.

Hope you enjoyed reading the blog and have a happy Mental Health Month.

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