World Mental Health Day 2015 – Mental Health Across the Lifespan #WMHD15 #IAmStigmaFree

As you may know Saturday October 10th is World Mental Health Day 2015.

We would like to share this fantastic infographic from the UK’s Mental Health Foundation which is a great way to help promote understanding and awareness of mental health throughout a person’s life.

It would be great if you could share on social media using the hashtags #WMHD15 and #IAmStigmaFree.

Thanks very much in advance.

World Mental Health Day 2015 - mental health across the lifespan
World Mental Health Day 2015 – mental health across the lifespan

World Mental Health Day 2014. This year’s theme is shining the spotlight on schizophrenia. Raise awareness and find out more about schizophrenia in this blog.

World Mental Health Day 2014
World Mental Health Day 2014

As you can see from the poster above schizophrenia affects around 26 million people across the globe. To put it in perspective this is similar to the population of Texas.

To mark World Mental Health Day 2014 we thought it would be useful to give you a very short overview of schizophrenia. This is because schizophrenia is the theme of this year’s day.

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition which impacts how a person thinks and feels. Schizophrenia may make it hard for people to judge reality. It should be noted that not every on with schizophrenia has the same symptoms.

Early signs of Schizophrenia, according to the Mental Health Foundation include:

  1. Sleep disturbance
  2. Appetite disturbance
  3. Marked unusual behavior
  4. Feelings that are flat or seem inconsistent to others
  5. Speech that is difficult to follow
  6. Marked preoccupation with unusual ideas
  7. Ideas of reference – thinking unrelated things have a special meaning, for example people on television talking to you
  8. Persistent feelings of unreality
  9. Changes in the way things appear, sound or smell.

The good news is that Schizophrenia is a treatable condition. Therapies can include long term m

Schizophrenia can occur in anyone but it’s a treatable disorder. Long term medication may be necessary for some people but talking therapies and self-help groups are also be effective.

To help us raise awareness of the day feel free to share this page and in particular the awareness raising graphic above.

Thanks in advance.

Mental Health Awareness Month 2014 – please like and share to show your support

Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme this year is anxiety

For more information of the month please go to the web site of the Mental Health Foundation

In the meantime it would be great if you could like and share the image we have created for the month.