|H&M Polish Me Happy (looks too dark here)|
Because the color of the depression ribbon is green, I'm wearing my favorite green nail polish; Nfu- Oh #56. It's a green jelly with green microglitter and green flakies. It would have been possible to build up a beautiful color with 3 coats. This is one coat of Nfu- Oh #56 over H&M Polish Me Happy. Believe it or not, this is the polish that I prefer to use under #56. But when I looked at the name "Polish Me Happy" I felt that it was perfect for today's theme. :-) Polish Me Happy is a green cream nail polish. I used IsaDora #600 Clear as base- and top coat. The pink and blue hearts are for all of you boys/ girls/ men/ women who knows someone who are suffering from depression or other mental disorders, and for you who suffer from mental disorders.
|For depression awareness|
Here's some of what WHO (World Health Organization) writes on their page about World Mental Health Day:
"Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages, in all communities, and is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Although there are known effective treatments for depression, access to treatment is a problem in most countries and in some countries fewer than 10% of those who need it receive such treatment."
|World Mental Health Day nails, bottle of Nfu- Oh #56|
|Polish Me Happy aka World Mental Health Day|
In many countries October is breast cancer awareness month, but in the US, October is also depression awareness month. Have you heard of other countries that do that? So you will probably see more and more bloggers with green nails this month. Colette from My Simple Little Pleasures has made some beautiful green water marbles. Here is one link: Green Water Marble For Depression Awareness+ Tutorial.
In some parts of the world there are more openness about depression than it used to be. I hope it will soon be easier for people with other mental illnesses too. I think that information can help to change the attitude to mental diseases, so that more people seek help. In some countries it's possible to call and talk to a psychologist a few times for free, without having to tell your physician or anyone. I think such possibilities could make people seek help at an earlier stage. And it can be easier to treat an illness that has just started, or to help someone before he/ she gets ill.
|Green nails for depression awareness|
I have one more link for you. If you click here, you can find other blog posts written for this day.
|World Mental Health Day|
I hope that we one day will get treatment for all mental illnesses, that are 100% effective, without side effects, and not addictive. In my opinion one of the most important things to do to prevent depression and other mental illnesses is to make sure that people are kind to each other. That's not so easy, but at least we can hope for progress in research and in people's attitude till next year's Mental Health Day.