A new law that took effect in New York state on July 1, 2018 means that schools will now teach about mental health as part of health education classes, according to NBC. Not only does the new curriculum promote greater understanding of various mental health conditions, but classes also include exercises in describing feelings, and developing increased emotional intelligence over time. NBC further reports that New York is the first U.S. state to require that mental health education be part of health class curriculum, and that the new guidelines could go a long way towards helping eradicate stigmas associated with mental illness. 🙏🏼🙌🏼👍🏼
For #suicidepreventionmonth, here is what you can do to stay safe when feeling suicidal.
All information was taken from the website: www.au.reachout.com or @reachout_aus
If you think you or someone you care about is in danger, please contact a local emergency number or one of following suicide hotlines:
Bosnia & Herzegovina: 080 05 03 05
Canada: 5147234000 (Montreal); 18662773553 (outside Montreal)
Estonia: 3726558088; in Russian 3726555688
Finland: 010 195 202
Hong Kong: +852 2382 0000
New Zealand: 0800543354
Portugal: 21 854 07 40/8 . 96 898 21 50
South Africa: 0514445691
United Kingdom: 08457909090
Veterans' Crisis Line: 1 800 273 8255/ text 838255
Thanks @mentalhealth_support9 for posting this.
Thank you to Mikalah Gordon for having our founder Torri Shack on “The Morning Beat” radio show on 97.1 HD-2. She was there to talk about Tangible Movement as well as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Its important to keep talking about matters related to Mental Illness, Suicideand Addiction. We as a collective need to bring as much consciousness as possible to these issues in order to help end the stigma and encourage individuals to seek help.
100% Accurate. Most people who suffer from any major depressive disorder or anxiety wear “a mask” in public. Never assume someone is OK because they “look Happy.” Be kind ... you never know what battlefront someone is on behind their smile. If you know someone personally who suffers from mental illness yet they seem “fine” it’s ok to ask how are they really doing behind the smile. Pic via @drums.and.comics