on April 15th, 2023, Olatorera Majekodunmi-Oniru discussed the global crisis surrounding Mental Health in recognition of April as the month dedicated to Mental Health Awareness.
The strength of a person’s mental health is not always shown on faces, it is not always spoken through voices nor is it written in legacy books. Mental health complications have evolved into a deep crisis, that affects upwards of a billion people globally. Most people are aware of the worsening effects of substance abuse on mental health; but are we also aware of the strenuous effects of economic hardships on mental health? Factors such as difficult work environments, huge debts, insufficient income, irrepairable conflicts, extreme poverty, racism and slavery are detrimentally harmful to mental health especially in situations of no way out, where people lack effective solutions to severe problems. To protect our mental health, we must find and innovate ways to eat well, live well, eliminate hardships and be genuinely happy. The most important factor in alleviating mental health is raising strong, safe, healthy and happy children. As parents, citizens, leaders and humans, we must have adequate self-love in addition to caring deeply for others. In an ideal world, there should be minimal profitability in mental health but the market is currently valued at approximately half a trillion dollars with profitable opportunities increasing daily.
Take the very best care of your health, especially your mental health as it is a topmost essential to achieving daily and lifetime goals. Give all the love, peace and happiness possible to yourself and to everyone you encounter. Avoid stressors and enrich yourself with lots of sunlight, smiles and good relationships. The key to a better world today, is humanity. Our world needs a much stronger dosage of healthy love, care and compassion.