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World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

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Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by, this blog is helping to raise awareness for Suicide prevention day, which occurs every year on the 10th of September.

The day an annual awareness raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The theme for 2017 is ‘Take a minute, change a life.’

To see the video I made for the awareness event please click below.

Over in the UK there are many organisations and charities are promoting this special awareness day from Mind to Samaritans, Rethink and also SANE.

Suicide is a cause of premature death which is influenced by psycho-social, cultural and environmental risk factors that can be prevented through worldwide responses that address these main risk factors.

More than 800,000 people take their lives each year across the world. In the UK and Ireland, more than 6,000 people die by suicide a year – an average of 18 a day. in the UK biggest killer in men under age of 45.

What can you do to help someone who may be in need? Start a conversation today if you think a friend, colleague or family member may be struggling. There are also other ways you or others can help spread awareness of suicide prevention. Try and ask your government to launch initiatives to prevent suicide. Attend or speak at Conferences, open days, educational seminars or public lectures about suicide prevent. Educate yourself by watching Media programs promoting suicide awareness and prevention.

Showing compassion and empathy can help a person to turn things around and point them towards recovery.

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Croydon “Hear Us” mental health forum

matthew mckenzieWelcome back to the first blog post of June. This time my blog is about a mental health forum that takes place once every month over in the London Borough of Croydon. I have been known to visit many mental health and carer forums around London, mainly to network and sometimes even help promote what those groups or forums are trying to do, however I certainly enjoy attending the “Hear Us” forum when I get the time.

The forum is the “Hear Us” reach out forum has been running for many years and if you remember a while back, every now and again I tend to cover briefly what happens at their forums.

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World Schizophrenia Day 2017

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Welcome to another one of my mental health campaigning videos. On the 24th of May is world schizophrenia day. Schizophrenia usually is classified as an umbrella term regarding severe mental illness. World schizophrenia day helps to education, campaign and highlight the issues about schizophrenia, which can also be a misunderstood term.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

art-meWelcome to another one of my ‘caringmind’ blog posts. My site and sometimes videos help to raise awareness of carers caring for those suffering mental health problems. When I mean carers, I do not mean care-workers. I am talking about unpaid carers, that being a friend, relative, those very close to the cared for.

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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.

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World Bipolar Day 2017

Welcome back to another blog post.  This one is about World Bipolar Day, which takes place on the 30th of March each year.

Around 60 million people suffer from bipolar disorder around the world, so it is very important to help raise awareness of the condition.

Basically World Bipolar Day is a collaboration between the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).

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