Fun Facts & Awareness
The best thing we can do for our Mental Health is obtain education and awareness for ourselves and also understand our resources. If you need help in the community go to https://www.findhelp.org and find local resources in your area, just enter in your zip code.
National Stop Bullying Day on the second Wednesday in October brings together students, faculty, and parents to end bullying.
This annual designation promotes standing up against and put an end to bullying.
As the day ends let’s not forget about December 3, which is International Day of Persons with Disabilities
On December 3 this year, during the annual celebration of people with disabilities, the 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.
According to the WHO World Report on Disability, 15 per cent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with disability. Of this number, it’s estimated 450 million are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical help, largely due to stigma, discrimination and neglect.
October is National Domestic Violence month and even though the month may be over, we shall always remember to Recognize, Report and Prevent.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233