National Psychotherapy Day – September 25, 2019
September 25th is a special day for the Behavioral Healthcare world; it is National Psychotherapy Day.
Every year, National Psychotherapy Day is celebrated on September 25. The Psychotherapy Foundation announced on September 17, 2012, the mission of National Psychotherapy Day is doing anything that works to reduce the stigma of seeking psychotherapy while drawing attention to its mental health benefits. It has been maintaining good health matters and equally one must possess good mental health too. Psychotherapy is one form of treatment that helps people overcome their mental problems and stress. National Psychotherapy Day is celebrated to bring awareness about mental illness and how it can be treated. It is essential to get treatment for the disorders of both the mind and personality by the psychological methods on this Psychotherapy Day.
History of National Psychotherapy Day
National Psychotherapy Day was founded by clinical psychologist Dr. Ryan Howes and a group of professionals and students. The celebration of this day marks the promotion, research, and support for all those who need psychotherapy. The clinicians, clients, and therapy advocates will unite and promote the profession, how to combat stigma, educate the public, and will draw attention to the needs of community mental health. The aim of this day is to raise awareness and combat misconceptions with the help of therapists. It is mentioned that one in four people have mental illness and emotional problems which need to be treated properly. Psychotherapy is not only for the individuals who need a diagnosis or in the crisis, but it also helps for those wanted to enhance their happiness.
How to Observe
There are many ways to celebrate National Psychotherapy Day. Maybe a good starting point would be to read about the basics of psychotherapy. Here are some other ideas:
- Donate your time or money to low-fee counseling centers
- Wear turquoise on September 25th to show support
- Watch and share Moments of Meanings videos
- Talk to a friend about your therapy experience
- Give constructive feedback to therapists
- Share research about the effectiveness of therapy