“amid all that’s happening, it’s a great opportunity to appreciate all mental health initiatives, those working tirelessly behind the scenes to help us, and those like you who donate generously to make it all possible.”Don Amal Francis, Co-Founder Share Gratitude
At a time, humanity has been brutally reminded of its fragility, and we come to grips with a post-pandemic world. The mounting challenges of global mental health affecting millions of individuals throughout industrialized and developing regions of the world are enormous, and we are yet to understand the extent. The impacts are as relevant in low-income countries as in rich ones, cutting across age, gender, and social strata.
The well-documented act of ‘gratitude’ has immense positive mental health benefits for the recipients and the individuals to help cope with the stresses, anxiety, and fears. Notably, both governments and communities seek innovative ways to combat this increase and provide more ways to support those in need. Here, at Share Gratitude, we harness technology to make sharing gratitude easy, fun, and impactful.
We collated a few mental health initiatives from around the globe for you that are making remarkable changes to the global conversation around mental health and wellness.
The Live Love Laugh Foundation
Deepika Padukone formed The Live Love Laugh Foundation. Deepika is a famous actress in India. She created this foundation as a platform where those requiring help can connect with professionals, learn about their illness, and combat it.
The Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is Australia’s only medical research institute to investigate mental health across the lifespan to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.
Bell Let’s Talk
Bell Let’s Talk began in 2010 when mental health was still not as openly discussed. Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action.
Beyond Blue works with the community to improve mental health and prevent suicide so that all people in Australia can achieve their best possible mental health. The community is at the heart of everything they do. Success is dependent on the deep commitment to listen actively, understand, partner with, and respond to community experience and needs.
At Share Gratitude, we take an approach of Gratitude. We see this World Mental Health Day as an excellent opportunity to appreciate all mental health initiatives, those working tirelessly behind the scenes to help us, and those like you who donate generously to make it all possible.
Let’s send messages of Gratitude in support of these fantastic initiatives and people.