Why We Are Passionate About Mental Health
Mental health has long been a taboo subject. Even though more has been done in recent years to destigmatise the label attached to mental health, more work still needs to be done.
Statistics show that 1 in 6 people will suffer from common mental health issues such as anxiety, feelings of depression and stress every week. Stress is one of the leading cause of common mental health problems as well as contributing to physical illness in the UK and worldwide. The Mental Health Foundations states the following:
- 74% of adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
- 32% of adults said they have experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of stress.
- 16% of adults said they have self-harmed as a result of stress.
Statistics show that women suffer from daily stress more frequently then men, however men accounted for three-quarters of deaths by suicide in 2018. On average 16 people committed suicide every day.
How Affirmations Help Mental Health
Here at a+FFIRMATION CULTURE, we believe self-care starts from within and mindfulness is self-care of the mind. It assists people to:
- Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
- Reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed
- Deal with stressful situation better
- Make better choices
Affirmations are a mindfulness technique that can positively change the way we view ourselves and situations. With regular repetition of affirmations, scientifically they can boost our mood and ability to cope, making us more resilient to mental disorders.
How We Are Helping
There are many ways we can all support mental health causes. We will donate 10% of our annual profit made through sales to the Mental Health Foundation to help support them progress the mental health conversation and provide support to those who need it most.
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