WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2020
According to the World Health Organization (WHO). Mental Health is a state of Well-being in which an individual realize his or her own abilities, and can cope with the normal stresses of life.
Good mental health is characterized by a person’s ability to fulfill a number of key functions and activities, including: the ability to learn. The ability to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions. The ability to form and maintain good relationships with others.
Every October 10 is the world mental health day and this year theme is: ‘Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access’. The advent of Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of changes to our lives and the need for mental health during this period cannot be overemphasized.
A lot of disruption has happened and many people have lost jobs, loved ones and properties. This has led to increase in mental illness and it’s so unfortunate that not everyone has access to mental health.
This year theme focuses on reason why great investment must be deployed to mental health and also giving everyone a level ground to have access to mental treatment. In the past 2months we have been opportune to meet with different women through the project #catalystforchange2020.
One of our business training courses focuses on emotional stability and good mental health, as an organization we do know that a person can’t perform at their optimum best if they’re emotionally impotent.
In the course of this project, we’ve been able to help these rural women understand their mental state and also guide them into becoming emotional intelligent. Today being World Mental Health Day, Karis and Eleos Hand of Hope Foundation also rise to join her own voice with the world to campaign that every woman out there deserves access to mental care regardless of their background.
We know most of these rural women have no access to this and it will be our to see mental health workers go to rural communities to give pet talk and care in how they can thrive and live well even in these uncertain times we live in. Woman you matter, we see all that you’re doing and it’s our joy to see you own your mental wellness with pride and seek for help, don’t stop talking, till you get help. Happy world mental health day.