Mental Health Awareness
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, and sometimes to those we least expect. This week is a great time to have a chat with a friend, family member or colleague and have a think about your own wellbeing too.
What do we mean by Mental Health problems?
Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. This is just as important as your physical health because if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult to cope with.
You may find it surprising to know that Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. This is a huge proportion of the population, and these problems range from depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as bipolar disorder.
Wristbands & Mental Health Awareness
Now we know more about the importance of mental health and how crucial it is to care for the mind, body and emotional well-being, raising awareness of this issue can be carried out across multiple scales. Many volunteers help to initiate campaigns, organise fundraising events or buy a green ribbon, the international symbol of mental health awareness.
Here at wristbands4u.ie we understand that some people may not feel comfortable actively promoting this sensitive topic and their own personal experiences. Mental Health Awareness wristbands instigate a conversation using a subtle accessory. Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.