World Mental Health Day

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So today is a day that should be celebrated loud, with smiles and with open arms.  Mental health should be talked about every day, out in the open, freely, like it is a normal thing because to some people the struggle is their norm.  To not talk about it or to hush it and push it under the rug is part of the problem.  Share your experiences and be open about your feelings if you can because we all have a story to tell.

Check out these stats from the National Alliance of Mental Health…

 

  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.
  • Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.

 

Mental Health By the Numbers

Those are some sad numbers.  The fact that it is so prominent yet has such a stigma attached to it is just plain sad.  So use your voice, tell your story and spread the word.

Thanks for reading.

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Happy October

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Here’s to pumpkin spice everything, scary decorations, a ton of candy and dressing up.  Here’s to cooler weather, comfy outfits, Ugg boots, leggings, fall colors, falling leaves, wind in the hair and gatherings with good friends.  Here’s to the start of the holiday season and always having love in your heart, a smile on your face and God in your life.

Cheers.

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