World Mental Health Day (aka “Blue Day”) is being held on my birthday. Coincidence? I think not.
My mate Efisia has written a great blog post about WMHD which includes the latest stats in Australia about depression and suicide as well as her own struggle with mental health issues. Many of us on Twitter have changed our icons to be blue to promote Blue Day.
From Fiz’ blog post:
One in five people (one in four women, one in six men) suffer from depression at some point in their lives and 62% of them donâ€™t seek help.
If you’re the one in five, do something about it. I started seeing a shrink about 5 or 6 years ago and it did me a world of good. In fact, I think EVERYONE should see a shrink, not just people suffering from depression. We’re all a little fucked up. Just admit it, do something about it, and move on. Mmmkay?