Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental Health Awareness Day

Addison Martin

Mental Health Awareness Day was Sunday, October 10, 2021. If we learn anything about one another, it’s that we should always be kind to people you know and people around you because you never know what they are actually going through. USC professor Suzanne Dworak-Peck states, “Millions of Americans quietly battle mental health issues each year.” Your friends could be suffering from a mental health issue that you might not know. This is why you should check up on your friends whenever you get a chance to. The four most common mental health disorders are anxiety, mood, psychotic, and eating disorders. Alysse D’Errico, a staff writer, shared her experience knowing someone who had a mental illness. She says: “My friends and I tried to help encourage him to get up and be productive, but nothing worked. His medications weren’t working like they should have been. But now, he’s doing so much better. He’s back at school, playing sports, and hanging out with his friends. Depression isn’t a trend or something for attention; it’s an awful illness that can get to be life threatening. I am so proud of him for picking himself back up!” Let’s support one another and never forget that someone could be battling something we know nothing about!