Today marks World Mental Health Day, a day that aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and organize efforts that support better mental health, according to the World Health Organization. World Mental Health Day 2017 specifically aims to support mental health in the workplace. The World Health Organization asserts that managers who promote mental health and support mental disorders will have healthier and more productive employees. A win for all!
To bring awareness to World Mental Health Day, people took to Twitter to post various encouraging, inspiring, and helpful messages.
Many shared positive reminders and affirmations.
Others reminded us that mental health is just as important as physical health.
Some people explained how talking about mental health can help destigmatize it–but it's also okay if you're not comfortable sharing.
And others shared tips for identifying and dealing with common mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety.
If you need help, don't hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.