World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10th each year, is a vital reminder of the importance of mental well-being in our lives. In a world where physical health often takes the spotlight, it is crucial to recognise that mental health is equally significant. This day provides an opportunity to spread awareness, reduce stigma, and promote a global conversation around mental health issues.
Here are some books that look at the issues surrounding mental health:
Help Yourself Towards Mental Health by Courtenay Young
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
Global Mental Health and Neuroethics by Dan J. Stein (Editor); Ilina Singh (Editor)
Publication Date: 2020-01-13
Publisher : Elsevier/Academic Press
Geriatric Mental Health Care by Robert P. Roca (Editor); Micheline Dugué (Editor); Maria Llorente (Editor)
Publication Date: 2022-03-14
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Mental Health - Facing the Challenges, Building Solutions: Report from the Who European Ministerial Conference by Health Organization World
Publication Date: 2009-07-29
Publisher: World Health Organization, Europe
Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Staff
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Publisher: OECD Publishing
The Movement for Global Mental Health by William Sax (Editor); Claudia Lang (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-04-08
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Science over stigma: education and advocacy for mental health by Daniel B. Morehead
Publication Date: 2021-04-13
LinkedIn Learning also has some great videos on how to improve mental well-being. You can access LinkedIn Learning through SUSS Library. We have picked 10 videos to get you started. You can read this FAQ to learn how to access this resource.
On top of all these resources, here are some tips:
Prioritise Self-Care: Make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation, whether reading, meditation, exercise, or spending time with loved ones.
Manage Stress: Identify sources of stress in your life and find healthy ways to cope with them, such as practising mindfulness or deep breathing exercises.
Stay Connected: Build and maintain strong social connections. A support system can provide emotional support during challenging times.
Seek Professional Help: If you struggle with persistent sadness, anxiety, or other mental health symptoms, contact a mental health professional for guidance and support.
The resources webpage of SUSS C-three might also be useful to you.
World Mental Health Day reminds us that mental health is fundamental to our well-being; we can work together to create a world where mental health is valued, supported, and accessible. Let us use this day as a catalyst for fostering a mentally healthier world for ourselves and future generations.