World Mental Health Day Call to Action: Speak Your Mind!
October 10, 2019 was World Mental Health Day; this year’s theme is Suicide Prevention. Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide.
Throughout the month of October, we are joining the World Health Organization (WHO), International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), United for Global Mental Health (UGMH), and World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to improve awareness of the significance of suicide as a global public health problem; improve knowledge of what can be done to prevent suicide; reduce the stigma; and let people who are struggling know that they are not alone.
We’re asking our supporters, Clubhouses and Members to speak up on World Mental Health Day to end the silence and fight for action. Click here, and follow the instructions on screen to record a 40-second message, thus adding your voice to the global movement that is calling for quality mental healthcare for all.
It’s time to take action. We hope you’ll join us! We recently took this picture at our World Seminar 2019, showing our 400+ participants from 100 Clubhouses across 20 countries taking part.
Also, in a related development, the Museum of Lost and Found Potential, created by Speak Your Mind in partnership with HSBC, will share 16 portraits of people from around the world through video, sound and real or imagined artefacts. One of the stories is a Clubhouse Member story – Paula Boyd, from California.
Remember: please join us in speaking your mind for mental health this October!