What if our minds were treated with the same respect as our bodies? Like the “War on Cancer” 50 years ago, just imagine if we would have had a “War on Mental Health Conditions and Suicide” …..
War on Cancer, 1971
“This year marks the 50th anniversary of the December 1971 signing of the National Cancer Act, which led to the establishment of the National Cancer Program and significantly expanded the authorities and responsibilities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Federal funding for cancer research has led to significant advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for patients, leading to a record 16.9 million survivors of cancer alive in the United States today.” https://www.asco.org/advocacy/advocacy-agenda-initiatives/federally-funded-cancer-research
Now, read this again and each time you see the word “Cancer“, replace it with the words “Mental Health Conditions and Suicide”. Cancer research is undoubtedly important. So is research for conditions of our minds – our brains. If we had treated our mental well-being with the same respect as cancer, just imagine the different world we would be living in today.
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Treating our minds as well as our bodies, is a great reminder to take care of our mental health. Thank you!