On October 10th, people around the world will be getting ready to recognize World Mental Health Day. This day is set aside to raise awareness of the issues surrounding those with mental health disorders. This day, first observed in 1992, was started by the World Federation for Mental Health by Deputy Secretary-General Richard Hunter. During World Mental Health Day in 2020, take time to learn about mental health conditions and treatment. Learn more about how Blueprint Recovery Center can help you and four ways to commemorate this day by calling 833.654.1004.
1. On World Mental Health Day, Reach Out
This day can remind people of others who are suffering from mental health disorders. Whether they struggle with diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness, people often need the support of others in their daily lives. Simply reaching out and letting your loved ones and others know that you are there to support them during their mental health struggles is vital in helping them.
2. Speak Out About Your Experiences
There will be various programs and activities during World Mental Health Day that are designed to educate and raise awareness about mental health disorders. This is an opportunity for the global community to rally together to speak out on behalf of those struggling with a mental illness. It gives a voice to those who may not be able to speak out for themselves. If you have a loved one who is going through a mental health issue, you can speak out to them about treatment options. This day is simply a reminder to not stay silent in the midst of difficult mental health challenges.
3. Seek Help for Mental Health Issues
During World Mental Health Day 2020, it is the perfect time for anyone who might think they have a mental illness to seek treatment. It may be difficult to take that first step when you suspect you are having a mental health crisis. However, by taking steps to seek help, you will proactively improve your overall health and well-being. Some treatments that could offer help to you include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Group therapy programs
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Trauma therapy programs
- Individual therapy programs
4. Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health Issues
Many people hide their mental health struggles because of the stigma associated with having a mental illness. However, mental health disorders are illnesses and should be treated just like any other sickness or illness. No one ever shames or puts a stigma on people with heart conditions, cancer, or diabetes. So, there should not be a stigma associated with mental illness. One goal of World Mental Health Day in 2020 is to help reduce the stigma of mental health disorders.
Recognize World Mental Health Day with Blueprint Recovery Center
At Blueprint Recovery Center, we are here to help you or a loved one with mental health issues or addiction. We know it is difficult to take the first step in seeking treatment or speaking out, but we will walk alongside you to help find a solution.
Some people with mental health conditions relieve their inner pain by using substances. This leads to a dual diagnosis of substance use disorder in addition to mental illness. However, Blueprint Recovery Center offers programs designed to deal with both of these issues. Our board-certified therapists will create a treatment plan that addresses your unique situation.
If you or a loved one requires a treatment plan, we offer several options, such as:
- Partial hospitalization treatment
- Men’s rehab treatment
- Women’s rehab treatment
- Outpatient treatment program
- Intensive outpatient program
Don’t let the stigma of mental health disorders or substance abuse hold you back from getting help now or during World Mental Health Day. Seek the aid of a qualified treatment center. Contact the Blueprint Recovery Center at 833.654.1004, and we will be there to guide you through to recovery.