Mental Health is a Global Issue

The headline may not be that surprising but the fact that Graham sat on a plane next to the deputy CEO of  “United for Global Mental Health” is!

Basically it is activists in countries working together to deal with the issue that we know impacts people in Whitby district and all other district the length and breadth of our nation.

As I type this, I am listening to a catch up on the second programme in a series by the BBC discussing isolation. What I hear is how important it is that we invest in relationships to provide resilience in day to day living by having connections. Here’s a link to the BBC programme https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000mj9 

Jo Cox MP was murdered. She was a leading part of an all-party commission into isolation and loneliness. That work continued and was a main reason for the BBC year long study being reported on. Please look at the Jo Cox Foundation web-site to discover more. https://www.jocoxfoundation.org/ 

“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”, said Jo Cox.  Dealing with isolation and mental health service provision is critical – and it is ALL ages not just  the elderly. 

WE MUST BUILD RELATIONSHIPS INTO OUR CULTURAL BEHAVIOUR AND PLAY OUR PART IN BUILDING OUR PERSONAL BRIDGE PORTALS. 

Sheds help do that.

The sub-title of Sarah Kline’s organisation is “Honesty, Action. Change”.  I like that – starting with honesty at all levels and with responsibility at all levels. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers. 

This is a statement on the United for Global Mental Health web-site worthy of note because it matches “us” too.

“Health and wellbeing is a universal human right.
We all deserve to live in a world where our mental health is
seen to be as important as our physical health.
Where good mental health is promoted.
And, where prevention, support and treatment are readily
available to all.
But this is not the world we live in.
Today, a person takes their own life every 40 seconds. One in
four of us will experience mental ill health.
It is time for a mental health revolution.”

Take a look at the UnitedGMH web-site. Sign up maybe to receive news of what is being done more widely in countries (including UK) and globally too.

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