Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health is a very broad spectrum as there are many types and varieties of mental health disorders such as: Anxiety, Anger, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphia alongside Anorexia and Bulimia, Depression, Stress, Personality Disorders, Loneliness, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and many other illnesses involving mental health.   
Anyone whether they are young or old, child or adult, different culture or ethnicity mental health affects us all and the stigma around mental health needs to tackled and changed so that everyone with mental health issues are supported and appreciated within society. 

Mental Health issues can arise at any point in an individuals life such as when the loose or get a new job, having children, starting education and during education, loss of a relative and various other situations that may be stressful or life changing. It’s because of this change our emotions and mental health may deteriorate. This is where it becomes essential for support and community groups as well as professional bodies to help those individuals. Whether it’s having a chat or providing coping strategies its important for everyone to ensure their mental health is good. 

In recent months is has become apparent that more people are suffering from mental health complications and there is a lack of services to support them.  Therefore, the movement to reduce the stigma around mental health has become paramount and a world wide movement. Rights and Equality’s volunteers have come up with the project Young To Young which encompasses the idea of mental health in adolescent and young people, they have applied for funding for this project as the volunteers believe that it is a necessary and prevalent area that needs to be tackled.