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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Often underrated, mental health is as severe as any other illness. Awareness for mental health has been gaining steam especially considering that one in every four people is suffering from some form of mental illness.

The range of mental conditions varies widely. Most people even suffer from the condition and don't believe their type of suffering is a mental illness. These conditions vary from bullying to low self-esteem. The biggest concern with mental illness is the feeling of little self-worth.

That’s why the Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 focuses on self-worth. To make this successful, you have to play your part in raising awareness.

How Can You Get Involved?

This is the opportunity to raise awareness and recognise the efforts and strides being made to improve mental health and address various mental illnesses..

CB1 and CB2 receptors

The endocannabinoid system comprises of two types of receptors, CB1 And CB2, which serve distinct functions in human health and well being. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system whereas CB2 receptors are mostly in the peripheral organs and cells associated with the immune system. CBD, CBN and THC fit like a lock and key into existing human receptors. THC can fit into the CB1 Receptor, CBN into CB2 Receptor and CBD into both CB1 And CB2 receptors.

Some of the benefits of activating CB1 Receptors can be:

  • Helping with depression
  • Lowering intestinal inflammation
  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Helping with anxiety

Some of the benefits of activating CB2 Receptors can be related to pretty much every type of human disease and even a role in the liver and kidney function, bone and skin health, cancer and pain-related illnesses.

Firstly, all products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. It is recommended to check with a physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.

The endocannabinoid system's purpose is to respond to endogenous cannabinoids produced within the human body.

During their research, scientists have learned that the system will also recognize and respond to cannabinoids from external sources, including the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD).

According to the National Institute of Health, manipulating the endocannabinoid system by introducing external cannabinoids like CBD could possibly support the treatment of  a variety of medical ailments.

CBD related studies are still in their infancy. That said, there’s plenty of promise in the research and studies that have already been conducted on CBD.

Following CBD trends is what we are good at. We have used our knowledge and expertise to provide our customers with products they can rely on for a better and healthier life.

You too can also do something to make the mental health awareness week a success.

Post and share on social media

With the focus being on confidence and self-worth, you can post your success stories and struggles about body confidence issues you may have had, or you still have and how you deal with them. Using hashtags like #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #BeBodyKind, you can reach out, inspire and spread the word on self and body-confidence.

Fundraise for Mental Health Research

Research is still the best and most effective way to understand and find the best treatments for different mental health conditions. Take time to find a worthy cause related to mental health research and help them raise money.

It can be as simple as sharing their story or intentions on social media, with friends and family and colleagues. Or, even having a more proactive role and donating some of your lunch money towards the cause.

Read The Mental Health Foundation’s New Report

The new report by the Mental Health Foundation will focus on a recently conducted survey that focused on body image and mental health. Mental Health Foundation is the hosts of the mental health awareness week and the new report is expected to provide a lot of insight with regards to body image and mental illnesses.

There are various reasons why this is an important event. Despite up to 725,000 suffering from eating disorders each year in the UK and up 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health challenges, only £9 per person is spent on research.

Through the awareness raised during this week from the 13th – 19th of May, you can help raise funds, show support and raise awareness on body image and mental health.  

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