Monday, October 10, 2016

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness of psychological and social health. According to the World Health Organization, the theme for this year is psychological first aid, the delivery of mental health treatment after a crisis:
The investment in psychological first aid is part of a longer-term effort to ensure that anyone in acute distress due to a crisis is able to receive basic support, and that those who need more than psychological first aid will receive additional advanced support from health, mental health and social services.
IFLScience also weighed in on World Mental Health Day, and shared this comic, portraying people treating physical illnesses like they treat mental illness:

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