The video below is food for thought…if we ALL could find ways to support and help those suffering from mental health related conditions…if we ALL understood more…recovery would be a reality for so many; the suffering could finally be reduced. There IS help.
There are many ways YOU can help. If you are not a mental health care professional, did you know that you can still make a HUGE difference? Volunteering in many organizations in your area is part of putting a huge dent in the problems with our mental health care system.
I started volunteering 30 plus years ago listening on the phones, making friendship visits to isolated and lonely people…to name a few things you can do to make a difference. Check with your nearest mental health agency, volunteer agency or churches, religious institutions to get an idea of what is available out there to help. Peer support for friends and families is another way to help; getting informed and going to lectures on mental health and if you can’t get out of the house, webinars are available in so many parts of the world. Get involved…You will not regret it. Not only will you be pleased at what you are learning, the benefits will surely out way the costs of giving…really!
I was having difficulty embedding the link of the video so I have included the link herein below; you can add subtitles to your language as well.