WHO - World Health Organisation - stresses that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or illness.
The WHO reports that depression is the leading cause of sickness and disability in the world.
According to the WHO, mental health is about being able to cope with the normal stressors of life; to work productively and fruitfully; and to be able to make a contribution to your community.
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” - J.K. Rowling
Mental illnesses can affect anyone, at any time. It doesn’t discriminate based on gender, age, ethnicity, wealth, nor personality types.
While we can’t necessarily keep our mental illness at bay, we can take steps to improve our mental well-being.
“Finding peace within will give you the greatest sense of confidence, self belief and inner strength.” - Joe Duncan