If you have not heard I am a professional social worker (I have a master's degree, license, and everything) and I love my work. Today is World Mental Health Day and this year the theme is "Living With Schizophrenia." Schizophrenia is a very misunderstood illness and it is so unique to each individual. I know I am in danger of getting on a soapbox here and writing a novel... suffice to say with the right treatment, medication, and support this diagnosis no longer means a lifetime sentence to an institution. To learn more about World Mental Health Day you can visit the World Health Organization (WHO) website. To learn more about schizophrenia I would recommend reading this article from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website.
Green is the awareness color for mental health, so today I have a green mani to share. In this look the yummy green holo base is Jindie Nails Today's the 1st Day of the Rest of Your Life. I chose this green in particular since it is also part of Jindie's Recover-Me Collection (I reviewed three others here) dedicated to addiction awareness.
|World Mental Health Day 2014|
Jindie Nails - Today's the 1st Day of the Rest of Your Life
MoYou London Pro XL 02
I chose to stamp an image from MoYou London Pro XL 02 in Rica Blackout. These are my holy grail brands right now for plates and stampers! I am so pleased that I was able to stamp a full mani, no sweat. This image reminded me of the horizon logo of a local mental health organization so I thought it fitting for today.
Who else is rocking green? Mental health is so important and as a person who has her own demons to battle, I am so thankful for the support I have in maintaining my mental health and it inspired me to make it my career. I hope everyone takes the opportunity today to check out some of the links I provided to learn a little more or maybe even be inspired to help, too!
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