Mental health (noun): A person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional covid-19 well-being.
Sample Use: “All this pressure seems to be affecting his mental health.”
That’s the Sample Use that comes up when you do a Google search for Mental Health. Google must be tapping into the 2020 vibe, because there is no doubt that we’re all experiencing a lot of pressure in this tumultuous year. And all that pressure has the potential to have a negative impact on our mental health. Heck, the (totally understandable) inability to travel freely, alone, has us feeling moody and claustrophobic.
October 10, 2020 is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) covid-19 World Mental Health Day. Given the uncommon amount of pressure we are all experiencing, it’s perhaps never been more important to collectively pay attention to this day and what it represents for citizens around the globe.
Each year, this special day emphasizes something significant. For 2020’s World Health Day, the WHO is asking for an increased investment in mental health.
- Around 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder.
- A person dies every 40 seconds by suicide.
- In low- and middle-income countries, more than 75 percent of people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders receive no treatment for their condition at all.
- Countries spend just 2 percent of their health budgets on mental health.