World Mental Health Day is October 10

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World Mental Health Day is October 10

 

No one is immune to the suffering that is experienced with a mental health problem. We may have had family members who suffer from depression or bipolar disorder. Maybe you know friends or coworkers who have exhibited mental health daysigns of mental health issues. 

 And you may have experienced depression or other symptoms that you have ignored or not shared with others.

 

World Mental Health Day hopes to make more people aware of mental health issues that people have...to encourage the support for those who are living with these disorders...and to remove the stigma that comes with any mental health issue. 

This year, 2019, the World Health Organization hopes to call attention to suicide prevention. 

 

While I have never had someone I know personally commit suicide, let me share an experience my cousin had when she was a student at USC many many years ago. 

 

While she was on campus, a friend asked if she could join her for coffee. My cousin was on her way to classes and couldn’t but would meet her the next day. 

Unfortunately, that day was not to be. Her friend committed suicide that night. 

 

It is so important that we make it “ok” to seek help. Learn the signs of depression and bipolar disorder

 

As part of World Mental Health Day, the organization is asking for “a day for 40 seconds of action.”

You can read more about it here but basically they are asking that we take just 40 seconds to help call attention to the need for help and what we can do. 



40 Seconds of Action Examples...

*Take 40 seconds of your time to check in with someone who may be going through something. Call and ask them how they are and what you can do for them. They may have lost a loved one or might be having health issues. 

 

*Take 40 seconds of your time to call or meet with a friend you trust and talk about what you may be going through. Open the door to dialogue and you’ll discover that you are not alone. 

 

Reach out today and offer your ear and heart to someone who could use it!

 

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Donald Urschalitz
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Thanks for sharing that since I live with a therapist every day is mental health day, lol. 

Oct 10, 2019 04:50 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Kathy - awareness is key but only the first step.  An important topic.  

Oct 10, 2019 05:37 AM #5
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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We really need World Mental Health day right now. People have just lost it lately.

Oct 10, 2019 08:01 AM #6
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IDK if it's environmental or (AS I SUSPECT) smartphones and social media have rewired young brains, or too much sugar, so many factors. But mental illness is real, coping mechanisms nowhere near plentiful or available enough. Also, doctors hand out psych meds WAYYY too much these days.

I can think of several offhand who committed suicide for different reasons. It's a tragic permanent solution to a temporary problem.

It can all change for anyone in a nanosecond. Mindfulness is so important.

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Oct 10, 2019 08:25 AM #7
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kathy Streib - that is a very unfortunate story.  Get people to seek help and check in on them.

Oct 10, 2019 08:30 AM #8
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kathy  Streib,  I think this is a major problem that needs to be address more and more.Thanks for pointingthe day out for us.

 

Oct 10, 2019 08:38 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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There does seem to be an increased incidence of mental health issues.  I agree with the comment left by Candice Donofrio.  I suspect several factors are involved.

Oct 10, 2019 08:48 AM #10
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Oct 10, 2019 08:49 AM #11
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Kathy,

I think that we all should make a habit of mental health moments on a daily basis.  It is as easy as breathing.  A

Oct 10, 2019 08:56 AM #12
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I believe that our biggest problem is mental health issues and the lack of support that is out there for those that have mental health issues.

Oct 10, 2019 10:28 AM #13
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Hi Kathy often times people do hide their mental issues extremely well. A couple of years ago a friend I thought I knew well, finally confided to me that she felt like killing herself over a very unhappy work experience. I was surprised when she said, that's when I was glad there wasn't  a gun in the house. Scary. Thankfully she did work through the problems and is back to living a good life with a new job. I let her know, call me 24/7 if you ever find yourself back in this place. We can find a way together.

Oct 10, 2019 11:24 AM #14
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Kathy even people who we think have everything going for them in life, are as solid as we think.  Not everything is as it appears to be when it comes to mental health.

Oct 10, 2019 03:08 PM #15
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Barbara Todaro there certainly are. There's so much that can be done to help. 

Roy Kelley and hope that you and Chef Dolores are doing well. 

Wayne Martin you really never know what a kind word or phone call can to do help someone to open up. 

Oct 10, 2019 04:20 PM #16
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I'm laughing because I'd love to ask the question...What kind of challenge does Donald Urschalitz present!!! 

Michael Jacobs it's so important to remove the stigma of asking for help!

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty there's a lot of stress out there and then one of my favorite areas of study...psychology of the masses. 

Oct 10, 2019 04:23 PM #17
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Candice A. Donofrio I think there are so many factors. The young lady I mentioned above...her sister also committed suicide. I cannot imagine how her parents handled it. Appreciate the feature in your group. 

Grant Schneider I stopped at my Masters in Clinical Psy because the field is an inexact science

 

Oct 10, 2019 04:30 PM #18
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Will Hamm we now understand that many have a disorder that is a chemical imbalance.

Myrl Jeffcoat and you could wonder if the disorders were there but are being brought to light now that more people are willing to talk about it. I do agree that there are many stressors out there and with everyone's head in a device these days, human interaction is taking a back seat. 

Oct 10, 2019 07:43 PM #19
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel learning to be in the moment is a great beginning. 

You're absolutely right Brian England we wouldn't think twice if someone we knew had diabetes and they sought help. If our child had it, we'd make sure they received treatment. But mental health...many try to deny it. 

Oct 10, 2019 07:46 PM #20
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales Thankfully, she felt comfortable in confiding in you. Everyone needs someone like you!

George Souto that is very true. Many are adept at hiding what they are going through!

Oct 10, 2019 07:48 PM #21
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

I've actually seen it happen,  a young man had just lost his father, he went to the graveside and that was it. 

Oct 11, 2019 12:56 AM #22
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Lend an ear, offer a resource...there is another way...it just can't be seen by the person at the time of what seems to them like a crisis that will never be better.

Oct 12, 2019 02:52 AM #23
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