Mental Health Day – let's end the stigma
September 2021   HEALTHCARE

Mental Health Day – let's end the stigma

On 10 October is Mental Health Day. Get involved by learning about why mental health awareness is so important.
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It's estimated that around 13% of the global population is suffering from some kind of mental disorder[1]. Yet, people with mental health conditions still often experience discrimination, stigma and – in some parts of the world – severe human rights violations.

This stigma makes it challenging for mental illness sufferers to get the help they need – either because they're too embarrassed to admit they need care, or because mental health services are underfunded.

That's why mental health awareness is so important. By talking about mental illness, we can help end the stigma and learn more about the conditions that affect millions of people each year. Increased awareness will lead to better quality mental health care, more affordable treatments and improved research into various mental illnesses.

At Cigna, we understand how vital awareness is in the fight against mental illness.

We've put together a flyer that covers the following: 

  • Why Mental Health Day is so important.
  • How to discuss mental health.

Download and share our Mental Health Day flyer

Please reach out to us if you have any questions. We’re at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

[1]  Global Burden of Disease. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.htm. Accessed 14 September 2021.

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