World Mental Health Day 2014

Today marks World Mental Health Day 2014. The focus this year is on schizophrenia. Since I’ve been advocating for mental health and schizophrenia awareness in 2009, this year seems to be the most successfully talked about event in the news and on social networks online other than popular culture and other dramas. Most people aren’t affected by mental health. Many people are now familiar with the often-quoted statistic that 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in any given year. In some ways this statistic is misleading. It creates the impression that there’s a distinct group of people who are affected by mental health and that we are therefore a minority. We all have mental health that needs to be taken care of in the same way we all have physical health. I am so immensely grateful for today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart those for all who continue speaking out and living each day with or without one’s own mental illness.

About Jonathan Harnisch

Author | Mental Health Advocate | Schizophrenia | Artist | Blogger | Podcast Host | Patent Holder | Hedge Fund Manager | Film & TV Producer | Musician
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