Awareness days, Mental health

It’s International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness, an observance day marked by the United Nations since 2013 after it was first proposed by Bhutan.  In keeping with the fact that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, this year's theme is #HappinessForAllTogether. There are also #TenStepsToGlobalHappiness set out for this year: Let's stick… Continue reading It’s International Day of Happiness

World Toilet Day 2019 logo
Awareness days, Social issues & social justice

It’s World Toilet Day – and Yes, That’s a Thing

I love a good toilet joke, but this actually isn't one.  World Toilet Day is an initiative of UN-Water, the United Nations agency that deals with sanitation.  This year's theme is leaving no one behind, which speaks to the 4.2 billion people worldwide who don't have access to safe sanitation. The numbers are astonishing.  Open defecation… Continue reading It’s World Toilet Day – and Yes, That’s a Thing

The words Human Rights with hands reaching towards them
Mental health, Social issues & social justice

Human Rights and Mental Illness

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948.  I thought it might be interesting to take a look at some of the articles contained in it from the perspective of someone with mental illness, and throw in some assorted other observations as well. Text in italic font is the actual… Continue reading Human Rights and Mental Illness