I feel the need to write a post about the importance of mental health because suicide is becoming an epidemic.
As reported on People.com, the Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington has died today at age 41.
Six children lost their father today.
Mental health issues are still considered taboo and we simply turn our heads until something big happens, like suicide or a mass shooting.
Mental healthcare does not mean that you need to go to therapy, but it does mean taking care of your emotional self.
Mental health also means that when someone is consistently feeling sad, mad, anxious, or any emotion, that person should consider seeking help.
I will be the first person to say that mental health services can be difficult to find, but they are out there. And for whatever it’s worth – there are people actively trying to work on the broken system that is mental health in America.
To help put this epidemic in perspective, I have pulled together the most current statistics I could find about mental health in the hopes that these facts can elevate this topic to the level it needs to be.
This is an URGENT topic that needs immediate attention.
Our society does not take mental health seriously and it make me wonder how many more need to die before we start to realize that our mental state defines our physical state.
Take the time to read through the statistics and decide to make the change.
The change can be small, even eliminating the use of the word, “crazy” or “insane” in every day conversation.
The change can be big, where you decide to call a therapist in order to sort out a painful or confusing piece of your life.
The change can be moderate, like incorporating a daily meditation and reflection into your routine before you go to bed.
Do Not Become a Statistic. Seek Help.
Mental Health Statistics 2017
Life is so short and we can be happy as long as we make the choice to take care of our mental health.
Do you want you or your family member to be a statistic?
Make the change and speak up.