Mental Illness Awareness Week on October, 2020: Happy Mental Health Awareness week?
Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020. Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) (also known as Mental Health Awareness Week) was established in 1990 by the U.S.
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) (also known as Mental Health Awareness Week) was established in 1990 by the U.S.
Happy mental health week
MQ2 The Damned - i just cant be happy today
MQ3 Here's a quote
If you are physically sick, you can elicit the interest of a battery of physicians; but if you are mentally sick, you are lucky if the janitor comes around. ~Martin H. Fischer
BQ inspiral carpets - this is how it feels
What should we do for a mental health/eating disorders awareness week?
I would have available on display, the definitions of what is depression? What is ED's? Etc. Also get questionnaires that say, for example, do I have depression? Its great that you will have resources too. But let people know, maybe by percentage wise. How many people do suffer from mental Illness and that they are not alone. That mental illness doesn't
discriminate. It can happen at any age. That it also can be hereditary. Mention that fact that name calling does hurt.
And sometimes the people who are made fun of, it can have a long term negative effect. Let people know that if they think someone may hurt themselfs or threaten suicide that it is OK to go to a peer. Maybe they may not think the person is serious, or maybe its a cry for help. Teach that we all need to get involved. That Mental Illness is real. And to the suffer it can be very devastating. That it is OK, to seek help. That seeking help is not a failure, but a step in the right direction.
Why aren't school children educated about mental illness awareness?
I actually asked my guidance teacher about this when I was still at school. He was the one we had 1 class a week with when we learnt about things like drugs, alcohol, bullying. Anyway, I asked him why we never talked about mental health. He said that some teachers or schools didn't feel comfortable about it because it might be upsetting to some people in class if they are suffering with a mental health problem.
This sounds pretty ridiculous to me, but that could be the same with other schools.