This World Mental Health Day I look at a few of the problems the WHO are highlighting and a few solutions we can all get involved in.
I blog to raise awareness but I’m writing into an echo chamber as the same people, who’re already aware of mental health issues read each blog I publish. How do I reach the audience I want to reach while looking after the audience I currently reach?
Responsibly, accurate depiction of mental illness is needed to raise awareness. We need to be be awareness that young people can be easily influenced into some behaviours but this does not mean we should shy away from the truth about the reality of eating disorders.