Mental Health in May: World Health Organization Prioritizes Mental Health

May 25, 2019

WHO Makes Mental Health a Priority 

O2 Living Blog - World Health Organization 72nd World Health Assembly The World Health Organization, the agency of the United Nations that is dedicated to international public health, recently gathered for its 72nd annual World Health Assembly this past week. Leaders and those convened this past week in Geneva, Switzerland. Among priority issues, the assembly met to discuss global mental health and prioritizing the healthy lives and well-being for all. This prioritization brings light to a global issue, that is leading cause of disability worldwide. 

Barriers to Global Mental Health Treatment 

While it is welcoming news that the largest public health governing body is acknowledging the need for better mental health care globally, many barriers exist to promoting positive mental health and treating mental health issues worldwide. One of the largest barriers to treating and preventing mental health illnesses is stigma. Stigma and shame in mental health illnesses persist, despite growing awareness and education on mental health issues. These can prevent those suffering from seeking treatment and cause families and friends to seek the wrong (and often harmful) treatments for loved ones who are suffering from mental illnesses. 

Funding and research are two large issues preventing positive mental health globally. Despite the pervasiveness of mental health worldwide and the impact that it has on daily functioning, allocated resources remain limited. Hopefully, with the WHO prioritizing mental health there will be an increase in funding and research dedicated to global mental health treatments, prevention and promotion programs and activities. 

O2 Living and JCK Foundation 

For the month of May, O2 Living, makers of organic, cold-pressed Living Juice and Living Health and Wellness Hemp Extract and Progesterone products, has partnered with the JCK Foundation to help promote mental health education. A portion of O2 Living sales this month will be donated to the JCK Foundation. 

The JCK Foundation works in several ways to decrease stigma around mental health and help improve treatment of mental health issues globally. In Kabale, Uganda the JCK Clinic provides psychiatric outreach and services to those who live in this rural area. You can learn more about the JCK Clinic in Uganda here. If you'd like to support the JCK Foundation and promote your own health and wellness, you can treat yourself to an organic, cold-pressed Living Juice or Living Hemp Extract Oil or Muscle Mist this month! 

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