is Mental Health Awareness Month. 1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness, yet it's a topic that's barely talked about. Too many are afraid of it. Too many misunderstand it. Let's talk about it. Help stop the stigma!
COMPASSION--The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalize the people who most need our acceptance. What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.
OCD, an acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, refers to a mental health condition that affects one in 100 children worldwide. It is characterised by recurrent, unwanted thoughts which lead to anxieties manifesting as repetitive behaviours.