Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week is an annual national awareness event held every year to coincide with World Mental Health Day, which is held on 10 October each year. Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community. Local and regional Mental Health Week events organised by local groups and communities contribute to reducing the stigma associated with mental ill health and offer a platform to engage the community in dialogue regarding help-seeking behaviours and mental health promotion.
Now that is the official take on Mental Health Week and all of it is so vital so that for us or those that we love can live life to the fullest. Check out our story and how mental illness has effected our life.

4 comments:

Ferne-Clan said...

Truely amazing what teens and family members have to endure when it comes to bi-polar. I had an understanding as a child with a bi-polar parent, and now as an individual working with Bi-polar teens I find that while the disorder at times seems to rule them, it is not all they are, most are the most beautiful young woman I have the pleasure to care for, if only a couple of days a week they impact my life just as much.

Arama and Heidi Puriri said...

No wonder you and your family are just amazing. I struggle with every day life.. and you battle at the front line every day and still are a wonderful and beautiful person. I love you and your wonderful family!! xoxoxo

Fred Peña said...

Is there a way to contact Donna directly?

Ferne-Clan said...

Donna, email me at andreaferne at gmail dot com, and thanks for the link to your sons page. Hoping to take over a pkg. to him next week just something small.