10 October is World Mental Health Day. Today is a day for global mental health education and the goal of shedding a more positive light on mental health.

 

Stigma around mental illness due to misunderstanding remains an ongoing issue in Australia. This results in delaying or preventing people from wanting or feeling able to seek help, and impacting adversely on their lives.

 

The majority of people affected by mental illness are able to lead independent and contributing lives in the community, with the right treatment and support. With one in five Australians affected, they form part of our close circles of family, friends and colleagues, and interact with us in our communities every day.

 

 

Check out https://1010.org.au/make-a-promise/ and their promise wall, to see how you can help make way for people to seek support they need.