International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, also known as Survivor Day, was designated by the United States Congress as a day when the friends and family of those who have died by suicide can join together for healing and support. It was determined that Survivor Day would always fall on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, … Continue reading International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on September 10th every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003. According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), every year suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day

O Is For OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, commonly known as OCD, is an anxiety disorder characterised by recurrent and disturbing thoughts (called obsessions) and/or repetitive, ritualised behaviours that the person feels driven to perform (called compulsions). A 2001 World Health Organization mental health report estimated that OCD was among the top 20 causes of illness-related disability worldwide for people aged … Continue reading O Is For OCD

Find Your Happy

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn March 20 is the International Day of Happiness. Imagine that!? The day was conceptualized and founded by philanthropist, activist, statesman, and prominent United Nations special advisor Jayme Illien to inspire, mobilize, and advance the global happiness movement. Since 2013, … Continue reading Find Your Happy

Guest Post – Project AKILI

Love and Mental Health We have isolated conversations on mental health to when famous people die of suicide and even then, we rush through it and make sure to sweep the topic under the carpet as soon as possible. What has made mental illness such a taboo in our society? Why can’t we have PDV … Continue reading Guest Post – Project AKILI