World Mental Health Day is commemorated yearly on the 10th day of October to create increased awareness about mental health issues. World Mental Health Day is an opportunity for stakeholders to review all that has been done in this area, call to attention the progress thus far, and all that can yet be done. One condition that the team at Sunflower Wellness is particularly concerned about this year is anxiety. These disorders can become debilitating if they don’t receive treatment. Fortunately, at Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we are proud to provide anxiety treatment as one of our mental health treatment programs.
Situated on an expansive 12 acres of Kansas countryside, Sunflower Wellness Retreat is proud to provide our clients a safe place to recover. We offer comprehensive services to support overall mental wellness through a combination of proven treatments and recreational therapies. Contact Sunflower Wellness Retreat today at 855.730.8825 to learn more about our mental health services.
Why Is Mental Health Awareness Important?
Many people know diseases like cancer and HIV are life-threatening. However, not many people realize that mental health issues are just as challenging. People with severe mental health issues are at higher risk of dying prematurely, sometimes two decades early. This is the reason mental health awareness cannot be overemphasized.
World Mental Health Day 2021
The theme for this year is “Mental Health in an Unequal World.” This year’s focus is on the inequality of mental health support due to the gap between the rich and the poor. Inequalities due to race, sexual orientation, and income can affect someone’s access to prompt mental health services. This inequality can dissipate when individuals, civil societies, and government institutions take the issue of mental health seriously and devise ways to address it both locally and globally.
How Do I Observe This Year’s World Mental Health Day?
Just as people need to take steps that can help them improve their overall health, there are steps that individuals can take to improve their mental health. Doing so is an excellent way to observe World Mental Health Day. Here are some activities to engage in to promote mental health awareness:
Read About Mental Health
The topic of mental health is still unfamiliar to some people. Take the initiative to learn more about it. Discuss your findings with colleagues, friends, and family. You may be surprised with how little they know and can make a difference in their lives.
One way to observe World Mental Health Day is to practice good self-care.In looking out for others, be sure to look out for yourself too by cultivating healthy habits. Introducing certain activities to your routine can improve your mental health and lifestyle. Some of these activities are basic but pertinent all the same:
- Getting enough sleep
- Eating a healthy diet
- Practicing meditation
- Not skipping meals except otherwise advised by a health professional,
- Taking time for yourself
See a Therapist
Many people see a dentist, gynecologist, or health professional on a regular basis, but not many people schedule an appointment with a therapist. You do not have to wait to be certified mentally unfit before doing so. A visit to the therapist provides that atmosphere that helps one unburden. Talking about issues does improve mental wholeness.
Learn More About Mental Health Treatment at Sunflower Wellness Retreat
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we provide a range of mental health treatment options. In addition, our clients have access to the gym, their phones, and a counselor. Sunflower Wellness Retreat is accredited by the Joint Commission and is able to prescribe medications that patients might need. Reach out to us today at 855.730.8825 for better mental health.