World Mental Health Day falls on 10 October each year, a tradition initiated in 1992 by the World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with 150 countries, to raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of mental health.
The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day focuses on working as a group to raise awareness about suicide and how the ocean can save lives. According to WHO statistics, one person dies every 40 seconds around the world.
Awareness of health professionals is not limited. Teachers play a role in providing psychological support to students, friends, family and work.
School: Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among children aged 15-19.
In all cases, adulthood is the period when a teenager explores new opportunities and experiences in relationships, study, and academic achievement for the future, sometimes placing a significant burden on them to commit suicide.
Media: According to a report by the World Health Organization, the media plays a major role in promoting or thwart suicide prevention efforts.
Research shows that reports in the media about suicide can increase the risk of suicide due to counterfeit suicides.
Work: Work is beneficial for mental health, but a negative work environment or work-related stress can lead to physical and mental health problems. Plan to support staff and colleagues with mental illness or who may be at risk of suicide.
Facts and Figures:
1. We can stop suicide.
2. Previous suicide attempts are an indication that the attempt may be repeated.
3. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 29.
4. Suicide is not limited to a specific age group.
5 - Hear statements such as life meaningless and unworthy, are indicators of a psychological problem that may lead to suicide.
6. Alcohol and drug addiction encourages suicide behavior.
7 The number of suicidal deaths per year is 800,000.
How to maintain positive mental health:
The choices we make in everyday life can greatly affect your physical and mental health. Here are some things you can do to care for your mental health:
Eat a balanced diet consisting of good amounts of fiber, proteins, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Healthy eating helps prevent and manage many health conditions, including depression.
Make exercise and physical activity part of your daily routine, and it's a great way to stay fit and improve overall health and well-being.
- Get enough sleep every night, which is essential for a healthy lifestyle.
- Adopt a positive attitude even if nothing seems right and life is not going according to your plan.
- Get routine medical examinations.
- Make an appointment with a mental health professional for an annual examination, many people ask for professional help only after the crisis.