Mental Health Month in unprecedented times
October is Mental Health Month, with World Mental Health Day taking place on 10 October each year. The World Mental Organization uses Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and the initiates that support mental health.
The day provides an opportunity to discuss what is being done, what needs to be done and raise specific mental health topics on a global scale.
2020 has been a challenging time on so many levels and has seen an increase in anxiety and depression.
Anxiety can take several forms as a mental illness condition. While we can all have feelings of stress, worry and uneasiness by a confronting situation, an anxiety disorder causes much higher levels of anxiety.
The global effect of COVID-19 on people’s anxiety has been significant. In Australia, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problems. In Australia, people experience some form of anxiety more than twice the rate of depressive problems. Around one million adult Australian experience depression, while over two million have anxiety.
Depression related issues are also a significant problem in their own right.
2020 continues to be a challenging time for Australians. Health and mental health facilities continue to operate and it is important for all Australians to still think about their physical and mental wellbeing. Retreat South is an Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) accredited provider of mental health-related treatment. During this time, Retreat South is still here to help you with your well being. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you take control of your mental health and wellbeing.