Hi from Dubai flower smellers! Today is World Mental Health day – I admit I’d never heard of it – have you? It’s been GO!ng since 1992 and this year’s theme is ‘Advocacy for global mental health: scaling up services through citizen advocacy and action‘
World Mental Health Day (WMHDAY) aims to provide information, personalised treatment and resources that would help people across the globe in recovering from all forms of mental illness and disorders.
As I landed back in the U.A.E in the early hours, local rag 7 days (the one featured flowers back in May detailing colonic irrigation in the detox diaries) was being dropped off around the City with the grabbing headline of…….
‘UAE and world health experts warn of depression as financial crisis takes toll A Dubai-based psychiatrist has warned that the global financial crisis has led to mental health problems and even attempted suicides in the UAE. Dr Shujaat Nathani, who specialises in general psychiatry, told 7DAYS that people should take precautions with their spending in the current climate, to avoid problems such as depression resulting from money troubles….’ (Source – 7days, Dubai, U.A.E)
What can be done to help people in debt, in trouble and on the brink of suicide - wherever they are in the world? There HAS to be an alternative, right?