Today marks World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise public awareness around mental health issues and the importance of mental wellbeing. World Health Organization (WHO) declared the theme of this year's World Mental Health Day - "psychological first aid".
Those of us in the field of a helping role - mental health professionals at Mind Therapy Clinic, teachers, firemen, community workers, or police officers - will focus on providing basic pragmatic psychological and social support to those in need.
Psychological first aid includes support that ensures anyone in acute distress to receive basic support including health, mental health, and social support. It's a good reminder for all of us to remember, one out of four of us experience psychiatric problems, and that mental crisis requires a first aid as would any physical injury.
Happy World Mental Health Day. Let us know how we can help.
-Mind Therapy Clinic