Cause of the Week: Mental Wellness

Subcauses: Counseling Services, Addiction Recovery, Victim Services, Community Centers, Hot Line Services, Disaster Relief, Refugees, Domestic Violence

“Your mental health matters. Mental health is just as important as physical health.” National Institute of Mental Health 

Mental health conditions can be overlooked, as people often conceal underlying conditions and hidden struggles with a smile or routine motions. Each of us have had life moments, experiences, and events that have a prolonged effect on our mental health. No one should have to suffer alone. Understanding and highlighting mental health awareness is critical to ensure we can all recognize the signs and help affected individuals get the help and ongoing support they need.  

Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. One in five people living in an area affected by conflict will likely have depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, which can worsen if untreated by a professional. And of those who have experienced war or other conflict in the last decade, 1 in 11 will likely have a moderate or severe mental disorder. 

Also, poor mental wellness is associated with rapid social change, stressful work conditions, gender discrimination, social exclusion, unhealthy lifestyle, physical illness, and human rights violations. The most common mental and neurological disorders for those aged 60 and older are dementia and depression.  

Mental wellness is an integral part of health. Destigmatizing mental health concerns by providing accessible counseling services, treatment methods, and other health wellness programs can help make a positive change. 

The CFC makes it easy for all of us to change the world. Your donation to mental health cause areas tackles stigmas, prioritizes mental health programs, provides resources, and offers treatment efforts. Your gift improves the lives of individuals, families, and our communities affected by mental health. Join the CFC community today and become a changemaker.