This includes workplaces, homes, and schools. It is especially important to prioritize mental health for children, as they are still developing and may not have the tools or support they need to navigate their emotions with all the pressures that they are under these days.
How are you today?
You're not alone.
A lot of people around you don't want to show how they feel, but there are millions of people who feel the same as you. And no, it's not okay not to be okay. There is a solution for everyone.
1 / 5
people suffer from a serious mental illness every given year.
8 / 10
of children with mental health disorders never get to receive any treatment.
1 / 3
of teens between 15 and 20 seriously consider to suicide.
Mental health must be a top priority for society and individuals as a whole
Our own mental health comes first.
As individuals, we must start with ourselves and prioritize our own mental health. We cannot pour from an empty cup, and taking care of ourselves allows us to better support those around us. How often are we trying to fix others without fixing ourselves first?
By being the change we want to see in the world, we can inspire others to prioritize their mental health as well.
Each person is absent from work, on average, 8 days per year, due to mental health issues.
Each person is, on average, 15.8 days a year in the workplace without being able to be productive, due to lack of mental health.
Globally, an estimated 12 billion working days are lost every year to depression and anxiety at a cost of US$ 1 trillion per year in lost productivity.
Data from the world employment and social outlook from World Health Organization.
We feel better in mentally safe environments.
In the workplace, companies are starting to be aware of the huge amount of losses in terms of productivity coming from a lack of mental health, so it’s mandatory to implement policies and programs that promote mental health, such as mental health days, access to therapy, and flexible work arrangements.
By creating a supportive, inclusive and mentally safe work environment, employees will feel valued and be more productive. Research even says that for every coin invested there’s a 5 of return.
We just need to be there when they most need it.
At home, parents and caregivers can prioritize mental health by being present and supportive of their children's emotional needs.
Encouraging open communication and providing resources for mental health support can help children develop healthy coping mechanisms.
This is what we call Kindology.
By prioritizing our own mental health and advocating for change in our workplaces and homes, we can create a world where mental health is valued and supported.