Prioritising Mental Wellness: It’s okay not to be ok


October is a month dedicated to raising awareness about mental health, a topic that deserves our attention throughout the year. World Mental Health Month (WMHM) serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of understanding, supporting, and prioritising mental well-being. In a world where the pace of life seems to quicken each day, taking the time to focus on mental health becomes not just a choice but a necessity.

One of the primary goals of WMHM is to destigmatise mental health issues. Encouraging open conversations about mental health helps challenge misconceptions and create a more supportive environment. Breaking down these barriers is crucial in fostering a society where seeking help for mental health concerns is met with understanding and empathy rather than judgment.

Education is a powerful tool for eradicating ignorance surrounding mental health. WMHM provides an opportunity to educate communities about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, as well as strategies for prevention and intervention. By increasing awareness, we empower individuals to recognise when they or someone they know might be struggling and encourage them to seek professional help.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to mental health globally. The stressors of isolation, uncertainty, and loss have taken a toll on individuals' psychological well-being. WMHM is an apt time to reflect on the mental health impacts of the pandemic and to renew our commitment to supporting those affected. Initiatives that focus on post-pandemic mental health recovery and resilience building are essential components of this effort.

Employers, educators, and community leaders can play a pivotal role in creating spaces that prioritise mental health, offering resources and support for those in need.

Individuals must recognise the importance of self-care and well-being in maintaining good mental health. During World Mental Health Month, it's essential to highlight the significance of practices such as mindfulness, exercise, and adequate sleep in promoting overall well-being. Encouraging individuals to incorporate these habits into their daily lives contributes to a more resilient and mentally healthy society.

WMHM serves as a powerful reminder that mental health is a universal concern that requires collective attention. By destigmatising mental health, promoting education, addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, fostering supportive communities, and encouraging self-care, we can work towards creating a world where mental well-being is prioritised.

Let us use this month as a catalyst for change, sparking conversations and actions that lead to a brighter and more mentally healthy future for all.

Always remember, it’s okay not to be ok.


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