Mental Wellbeing

I am very passionate about crushing the stigma that surrounds mental illness. This is one of the reasons why we have a lot of patients walking through that revolving door a few days or even  hours after they get discharged. They have nowhere to go, they end up homeless with no support system, no employers want to hire them because of fear. Sad to say their fate is sealed because of people’s ignorance about mental illness.

 

Do you know that…

MI 1in4people.png

Statistically, that is a very significant number. There is a very big chance that you may be 1 of those 4. You just don’t know it yet. You are more predisposed if it runs in the family, you’re female, you don’t have much support system, you go through a lot of stress on a daily basis, and the list goes on.

Let’s take Anxiety disorders for instance. It is one of those legitimate and very common mental disorder. In fact, it is the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health). But the sad thing is that even though Anxiety disorders are highly treatable,  only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment. Also, it’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

mentalhealth-infographic-web-final1.jpg

 

 

mental-wellbeing-mhf-5ways-wide

 

 

mental-wellbeing-hand

 

 

mental-kids-c11ac1c14b3158ff651a925510714160

 

 

Here’s a website called “Heal Yourself” that has a lot of useful information about Mental Illness and Traumas like PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and it has a section that covers Stress, Fear  and  Abusive relationships.

 

NAMASTE!

LIVE  ❤ LAUGH … BELLE PAPILLON 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Please remember to like, comment, share, and “follow” and/or subscribe here before you leave. Have a blessed day!  Come join me on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram. See you there!🙂

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s