LOOK AFTER YOURSELF DURING MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Written on the 30 September 2015 by Kevin ConollyOctober is designated as Mental Month and Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly has marked the start of the month by encouraging everyone to take some time think about their mental health, and seek help if needed.
The theme for Mental Health Month this year, 'Value Your Mind', aims to encourage people to prioritise their own mental health and wellbeing just as much as they would to maintain their physical and social health.
Mr Conolly said mental health issues affect approximately 1 in 5 Australians every year, and the awareness month was a good opportunity to understand the importance mental health plays in our daily lives, whether someone has experienced a mental illness or not.
"The busy hustle and bustle of our daily lives often means people forget to look after their own mental health in the way that they would their physical health." Mr Conolly.
"Mental Health Month provides the perfect opportunity for people to reach out to one another and talk about mental health, and in doing so help break down the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness face every day."
"It is an opportunity for people to enhance their own wellbeing and that of people close to them.
Mental Health Month is coordinated by the Mental Health Association of NSW. For more information on events being held throughout NSW during Mental Health Month visit
Author: Kevin Conolly
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