Today is World Mental Health Day.
I’m not really a fan of these token, one off, ‘awareness raising’ Days. I’m not overly convinced that they actually do much to raise awareness of the issue concerned over the other 364 days of the year. Which would be necessary in order to actually make a difference to the people or issue the Day is targeted at. Which should be the whole point shouldn’t it?
Every day should be World Mental Health Day.
As someone with mental health problems, which seem to be dominating my life at the moment, I’m going to observe World Mental Health Day by taking a day off from mental health.
I’m going to observe these Days instead. Which should be observed every day too.
In the hope that at some point in the future, we won’t have to observe any of them.