October is Mental Health Awareness Month


During the month of October, the spotlight will be squarely on mental health and factors that contribute to one’s mental well-being.

More often than not, people are unable to handle the various compartments of their lives and end up resorting to destructive measures to cope.

Mental health problems vary in terms of severity from person to person. Depression, anxiety and substance abuse are just some mental health problems that affect people.

Treatment for mental illness is available, but suffers sometimes turn to substance abuse or suicide, rather than medical assistance.

World Mental Health Day will be celebrated on October 10, and it is hoped that it will help create awareness related to issues of mental health.