“Mental Health is a Universal Human Right”
Today is a very special day in the world of mental health – it’s World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme, “Mental health is a universal human right,” reminds us of the fundamental importance of mental wellbeing for everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances.
As InsideOut’s in-house Clinical Lead, I’m thrilled to share some insightful statistics, facts, and insights that shed light on the significance of this theme. Here’s my tips:
Universal Need for Mental Health Support
You are not alone. Mental health challenges do not discriminate. They affect people from all walks of life, irrespective of their age, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression is currently the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting more than 280 million people globally. This statistic highlights the universal need for mental health support and emphasises that mental health truly is a universal human right.
The Global Mental Health Gap
Despite the clear need for mental health support, there remains a significant gap in access to mental health services worldwide. In low- and middle-income countries, nearly 75% of people with mental health disorders receive no treatment at all. Even in high-income countries, access to mental health services can be limited due to various barriers, including stigma, cost, and a shortage of mental health professionals.
InsideOut: Bridging the Gap
This is where InsideOut comes into play. We recognise that mental health is indeed a universal human right, and we are committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent individuals from accessing the support they deserve. Our B2B virtual therapy app is designed to provide effective and convenient mental health resources to individuals and organisations around the world.
Empowering Users Worldwide
InsideOut’s library of self-help resources is available 24/7, ensuring that individuals can access valuable information and techniques to manage their mental health at any time. Whether it’s coping with stress, anxiety, or depression, our app provides evidence-based guidance to help users on their mental health journey.
The Power of Self-reflection
Our daily gratitude, mood, and sleep journal encourages users to reflect on their feelings, identify patterns, and celebrate their small victories. This practice can be transformative, helping users gain a deeper understanding of their mental well-being and the factors that influence it.
Meet Our Wellbeing Coach, Remi
One of our latest innovations is Remi, our on-demand Wellbeing Coach, a tool designed to provide personalised mental health support. Remi is designed to offer insights, coping strategies, and a compassionate ear to those who need it. It’s the latest step in emphasising that mental health support should be accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Join the Movement
As we celebrate World Mental Health Day and reflect on the theme of mental health as a universal human right, let us remember that mental health support is not a luxury—it’s a necessity. InsideOut is proud to be part of the global movement to ensure that every individual has access to the mental health resources they need.
On this World Mental Health Day, we invite you to join us in spreading awareness, breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, advocating good quality and accessible care for everyone, and champion community inclusion. Every mind really does matter. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of countless individuals who deserve to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.
Remember, mental health is a universal human right, and InsideOut is here to support you on your journey toward better mental well-being. Get in touch to find out more via [email protected].
Author: Dr Adva Segal Tetro