How often do you make promises? How often do you promise to do something for yourself? A big part of Mental Health illnesses is making sure that your needs are met. Most of the time though, we let our needs slip to the bottom of a very long list. It is time to make a promise to yourself, to make your Mental Health a priority. You can do that right here!
With World Mental Health Day on October 10th, it is a great reminder that occasionally (or perhaps quite often), we should be checking in with ourselves to make sure we are taking care of ourselves.
If you click here to check out the Promise Wall you may be astounded by a number of things. Firstly, the extraordinary number of Mental Health promises already recorded on the 1010 website. Also, the diversity of promises people are making concerning the needs they have identified to assist their Mental Health. Lastly, the people listed are as diverse as the promises, showing that Mental Health is a common concern across the board, and I am sure that I recognise a few familiar faces on this list.
Here is my promise:
As you can see, your promise doesn't need to be anything huge, as small changes or promises to concentrate on a task can make a difference. You can make your own Mental Health promise here
Once you have made your promise, it can be shared on Facebook, Twitter or on your own blog like I am, so that those around you are triggered to consider their own Mental Health needs too. Let's face it .... we all need a prod occasionally. You have the potential to change someone's life just by posting your own promise.