Spreading Awareness For World Mental Health Day

Making time for the things, people and experiences that matter.

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On #WorldMentalHealthDay, we want to be one of the many voices bringing awareness to the 43.8 million adults who experience mental illness in a given year.

Mental health is an undeniable problem of the modern age. 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness, with half of all chronic illness beginning by age 14. The ripple effect of consequences are felt in enormous ways from homelessness to addiction. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, with serious mental illness costing America $193.2 billion in lost earning every year.

It’s no secret that Americans suffer from mental illness more than any other country, and it shows no signs of slowing. While much of mental health disorders need to be under physical care, doctors consistently recommend rest, relaxation, exercise and connecting with friends and family to help improve symptoms.

We all lead busy lives, and finding the time to spend time doing the things that make you happy with the people who truly matter can feel enormously difficult. It shouldn’t, but it does, and that’s real. We hope Joymode helps you make time to finally go camping with the family, hosting a dinner party for friends, or even meal prepping for the week.

Whether you suffer from mental illness, have a loved one who does, or you support spreading awareness and acceptance, we encourage everyone to take today as a reminder to breathe, go to bed early, drink all the liquids, do an easy yoga pose, eat a salad, call your mom, and make the time and space for the important things, people, and experiences.

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