10 October is marked as the World Mental Health Day by WHO and it is aimed at spreading awareness among the people about the problems of mental health issues. It is a very important and real problem faced by many of us and there is a need to address this issue.
Mental health has always been less important than physical health for a long time but it is time to change than and bring an emphasis to a healthier mind.
There are a couple of things, you can do to help those around you who are suffering from mental health issues. Create a safe space for them to speak to you and encourage them to speak about it to their close ones. Do not judge them. Make them feel comfortable and realise that you are there to help them. Sometimes, they don’t need your advice, you simply have to listen to them and that itself is of great help for them. Make them aware of the organisations that are here to help them. Taking professional help doesn’t make them weak and make sure they are aware of this. By doing this you make mental health care a reality for people around you and worldwide.