As you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness month. On this blog, I’ve talked about mental health quite a bit, from dealing with anxiety and seasonal depression, to increasing awareness about improving wellness overall. However, I have yet to take a moment to openly discuss the topic.
In America, over 18% of adults struggle with mental health issues each year. Keep in mind, this describes only the number of reported individuals, not including children and young adults.
We need to make ourselves aware about the realities of mental health, especially if we are going to continue using social platforms to champion ways to optimize our health and wellness. It's important to spread the right message to users around the world.