This week is Mental Health Awareness Week!
Mental illness can affect anyone of any age. The common statistic used is that 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental illness each year, and about 1 in 6 are at any given time. Everyone has mental health as much as they do physical, and as chances of recovery are greatly improved the earlier someone gets help it's important to do this as soon after you notice it becoming a problem as possible. Doctors see this every day and that's what they're there for, so don't worry about wasting anyone's time! If it's bothering you and affecting your everyday life, it's worth looking into.
There is loads going on on TSR this week. The general themes for days are below but there will be others unrelated to these- I'll be adding links to them in here as we go so if you have a thread you want putting in, let me know! Queen Cersei has also arranged an amazing Q&A with Student Minds on Tuesday, so keep an eye out for this too
Monday: Depression and Anxiety
Tuesday: Exam Stress
Wednesday: Body Image
For more information on mental illness, the Mind and Rethink websites are a good place to start. The Samaritans, Childline and Nightline are also great if you need someone to speak to, and also have email and instant messaging services if you can't or don't want to speak out loud to someone. If you're struggling, your GP is always a good first point of call though!
Mental Health Awareness Week 2016!
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