World Mental Health Day – How to Capitalize on it this Year

October 23, 2019

On October 10, we celebrated an incredibly special day that is near and dear to our hearts: World Mental Health Day. Mental health is and always has been important—it’s especially important in today’s world. We live in an era of activity addiction and digital dependence, which can be tough on the mind. It’s important to be aware of mental health and all the resources out there that can bolster it.

How Mental Health Has Changed

More and more people are beginning to pick up on the importance of mental health. It’s not a bonus anymore; it’s a necessity. You’ll see proof of this among different generations. Looking at Gen Z, the youngest generation alive right now, we see higher reaches for self-awareness and overall mental health. In fact, one recent study shows that 75% of Gen-Z employees pointed to mental health as the reason for leaving their jobs.

It’s not just the mindset that has changed. Society as a whole is moving toward a greater emphasis on mental health. Thanks to AI technology, there are several new ways to delve deeper into a person’s psyche. This is being used in the workplace to improve overall employee satisfaction.

Why It’s Important

“Mental health” has a nice ring to it, so its meaning sometimes gets lost in the mix. Simply put, mental health means exactly what it says. It is the overall health of your mind—a measure of whether you’re living life with your well-being at the forefront.

Its impact extends in all directions. Your mental health affects your motivation levels, how you socialize, your work habits, and your sleep patterns. It has the ability to make or break your well-being on emotional and psychological levels. When it gets out of hand, it has the potential to make a really negative impact on one’s life. In the U.S. alone, roughly 120 people commit suicide every day. That’s a staggering number, and when mental health is prioritized, that number can go down.

Stress is a part of life. That’s where mental health comes into the picture. Taking the time to focus on your mental and emotional needs is a step in the right direction. With time and dedication, you can get in touch with yourself and learn how to deal with life stresses in a healthier way.

Help Is Here

When you decide to prioritize your mental health, know that you are not alone. You don’t need to take this on by yourself. We’re here to help you every step of the way. At Heavenly Care, every day is Mental Health Day!

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