World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10th of October each year. This first began in 1992 and will always herald the need for mental health support. On this day we seek to show our solidarity to love one’s among us who have been impacted by mental disorder. Every soul is important in the eyes of God and we must garner support.
Those who suffer from mental illness needs our care and understanding. In this age of social media information shared can increase awareness so we all can become more adept. World Federation for Mental Health had set the theme for 2020 World Mental Health Day. The theme is “Mental Health for All Greater Investment – Greater Access“
Increase Support By Investment
The workers and those who are in charge of mental institutions across the world we celebrate your generosity. You have invested a lot of time and energy in this field of work and your labor will not be in vain. The various sponsors who seek to be a blessing to mental illness research you have done a great job. You have valued lives and believe that someone can be cured.There are still room for this kind of support throughout our world. These kind of investment will help to educate the wider public so we can all function better.
Mental Health Support For Children
Parents and caregivers you have been gifted with the ability to nurture the children who are affected with mental illness. You also had to grow to understand how to deal with the experiences as they occur. Many children have been rejected and it is mental institutions that rescue them. Parents and caregivers God has a place in His heart for you because you care for these children. Children with mental health conditions can be very warm and sociable once they are understood. It is our duty to keep these children positive. We must help them with socialization issues and to know who to trust.
Impact Of Mental Health On Adults
Adults impacted by mental health conditions must be treated with respect. Many are citizens ardent in their daily contribution to society. Many are able to function in the family and in the workforce while others social lives have been limited. Through investment in education, treatment and caring support many affected will be better able to function well among us.
Adults impacted by these conditions are also able to know when they are been rejected or treated well. Through love many can be healed because love is giving. We give support and show them that they are important to us and we are willing to listen and learn from them. It is important to help eliminate or reduce the stress that can impact adults with mental conditions.
Mental Health Support Through Voluntary Service
As we observe World Mental Health Day let us spread the awareness and support the organizations involved. Many organizations will also welcome voluntary service. This may help to ease the organization’s burden. Doing volunteer service will also help to increase their awareness and a new passion can also evolved. Through voluntary service special bonds can develop which can have positive impact on those being affected by mental illness.
Do What Jesus Would Do
As there are various kinds of mental illness I believe there is no one is beyond healing. When Christ was on earth there were many kind of infirmities and He healed many. Wouldn’t be joy for those who work these institutions see those who they have bonded with become healed? I believe so. We can also imagine the family members especially parents, oh what joy that would be for them.
May the Church rise to full potential and exercise the power given so that healing can be experienced. Oh that there could be a day connected with World Mental Health Day that would celebrate the healing of many. I wonder what would we title that day.
May we never give up. May we receive inspiration to rise above all the difficulties and lend our hand of support. We have power over mental illness and I pray for the success of all these organization. In all our doing may God be glorified. An account of Jesus speaking in Matthew 25: 35- 40 He said He was hungry and thirsty and he was served.. He then said He was naked and was clothed, He was in prison and He was visited. The righteous asked, when did we do all these? Jesus then said when we have done to one of the lest among us we have done it unto Him.