The first week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. This October marks a decade that a loved one was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Many of us know someone affected with a serious mental illness. Yet, the stigma still remains, along with the challenges to access our cumbersome and problematic mental health system. Some of us place greater importance on our physical health, especially our physical fitness – at the expense of our mental health.
Let us, take a moment this week to reflect and recognize that Mental Health is a primary concern for all of us. Advocate for yourself, or someone you know who may be suffering – take the important step to seek help or support. Know that you are not alone!