With each sunset I am thankful for another day. But it’s not always easy. ... Today is Mental Health Awareness day and I (Kallsy) want to bring awareness to it here. Right now. Why? Because it’s important to be real with each other and because we don’t talk about it enough. My girl @ladygaga sums it up like this: “At present, every nation in the world is a ‘developing country’ when it comes to mental health.” SO. TRUE. Y’ALL. By exact definition today is a day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. ... Stay with me on this, here are some earth shattering facts about mental health from the National Institute of Mental Health and the World Health Organization: • 1 in 5 adults living in the United States have a mental condition. •In 2016, there were an estimated 44.7 million adults (18 or older) in the U.S. with a mental health condition. • Among the 44.7 million adults with a mental health condition, 19.2 million received treatment through inpatient/outpatient counseling and/or by use prescription medication. • In 2016, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States claiming that the lives of nearly 45,000. But there are close to 800,000 suicides globally each year. •Suicide is now the second leading cause of death globally among those age 15-29. • 19.1% of U.S. adults are struggling with an anxiety disorder currently and an estimated 31.1% of adults have experienced an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives. ... There are many other statistics and types of mental health conditions that I could go into further, but it won’t fit in this caption. For now, I’ll leave with this. Having a mental health issue isn’t something one can “just snap out of.” Having a mental health issue doesn’t mean you’re “crazy.” Having a mental health issue CAN feel crippling at times, BUT you can find comfort and support. ... Regardless of where you are right now. This is for sure... You. Are. Not. Alone. YOU MATTER. It’s time to end the silence behind mental health and start supporting each other. ❤️

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  • @alimitchell__ 10:42 PM Oct 10, 2018

    🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • @worldtraveladventurers 10:47 PM Oct 10, 2018

    @pagesoftravel you’re quite welcome. Now not to avoid the main point being made, the mental health stats are absolutely heartbreaking to look at...

  • @pagesoftravel 11:12 PM Oct 10, 2018

    @worldtraveladventurers I know 😔 It’s such a serious thing but often goes unspoken or unnoticed by so many.

  • @pagesoftravel 11:12 PM Oct 10, 2018

    @alimitchell__ Love you sis ❤️

  • @ljmcdowell1020 11:19 PM Oct 10, 2018

    Beautiful picture. Your comment is so true. I wish everyone could be understanding and open to people’s differences. Adults and children. ❤️

  • @happilyeveradventures 11:50 PM Oct 10, 2018

    @pagesoftravel ❤️❤️❤️

  • @wheretopeanut 12:02 AM Oct 11, 2018

    First of all, that twirl you guys: nailed it! Second, THANK YOU for sharing this, and so insightfully too. It’s only by talking about it that we shine light and decrease the stigma around the conditions that permeate the lives of so many around us. ✨✨

  • @mayawanderess 12:47 AM Oct 11, 2018

    You guys are the cutest couple ever! Wish you the best!❤️❤️❤️

  • @lwilsonwil 4:34 AM Oct 11, 2018

    😍😍😍😍

  • @moments_of_figures 9:34 AM Oct 11, 2018

    Nice shot 👏

  • @marianapostcards 3:08 PM Oct 11, 2018

    So beautiful 😍😍

  • @laketa_m 4:45 PM Oct 11, 2018

    I love this picture and the message.

  • @qi_seeker 10:45 PM Oct 11, 2018

    Great

  • @ambitiousdominik 12:36 AM Oct 12, 2018

    Japan is such a nice place to visit and shoot pics like this one! I was there too in early 2018, absolutely loved it! 😊 What do you like most about Japan? 🗼

  • @leahshoup 3:15 PM Oct 12, 2018

    Thank you so much for being so open and sharing this ♥️

  • @cuecardcompany 4:57 PM Oct 12, 2018

    Hi it’s Lance here, I love the original and personal feeling of your feed! I’m from Cuecard, and we’re 3 backpackers that are building an online community that want to make a positive difference in this world. We are doing this through our social good movement @Cuecardcompany where we collect the publics questions for different groups of humans within society (for example homeless people) and then we present those questions directly to those groups and capture and share their answers with the world through social media. Our aim is to build bridges of understanding across the world through these questions and answers. Check out our page and follow back to join the journey the community 😃

  • @elny_oyabun 6:45 PM Oct 12, 2018

    Wow

  • @desichance 9:52 AM Oct 13, 2018

  • @jacob_travels 5:05 PM Oct 13, 2018

    I need to get myself here.. I want to photograph it so bad!

  • @dontforget2move 6:57 PM Oct 14, 2018

    Great post and so important for removing the stigma of talking about mental health!

  • @blushandwander 7:36 AM Oct 17, 2018

    This place is so gorgeous! Interesting caption. Thanks for sharing 💕

  • @wetravel_miles 12:45 PM Oct 17, 2018

    Woww

  • @pagesoftravel 3:44 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @dontforget2move thank you! ❤️

  • @pagesoftravel 3:44 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @leahshoup thank you 🙏🏼 you support me in so many ways!

  • @pagesoftravel 3:44 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @laketa_m ❤️

  • @pagesoftravel 3:44 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @marianapostcards thank you 😊

  • @pagesoftravel 3:44 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @lwilsonwil 😘😍❤️

  • @pagesoftravel 3:45 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @wheretopeanut SO. SOOOOO TRUE. Thank you for being a supporter and advocate yourself. I know it can’t be easy in your job but it means so much to the people you come in contact with ❤️

  • @pagesoftravel 3:46 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @wetravel_miles thank you

  • @pagesoftravel 3:46 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @jacob_travels it’s gorgeous all times but sunset is the best 😊

  • @pagesoftravel 3:46 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @desichance ❤️❤️❤️

  • @pagesoftravel 3:46 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @elny_oyabun thanks!

  • @pagesoftravel 3:47 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @ambitiousdominik how fun! We were there from June-Sep in 2018 and miss it so much. It’s hard to pick just one thing isn’t it? 😊

  • @pagesoftravel 3:47 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @q.seeker thanks!

  • @pagesoftravel 3:47 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @moments_of_figures thank you 😊

  • @pagesoftravel 3:47 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @mayawanderess thank you ❤️😊

  • @pagesoftravel 3:48 PM Oct 18, 2018

    @ljmcdowell1020 me too! There is a lot for everyone to learn, myself included. But with each step we take we’re making strides! ❤️🙏🏼

  • @maketravelcount 3:25 AM Oct 31, 2018

    One of the best photos at this gate! And I hear you on mental health, I know this well.

  • @lovelifepassport 8:36 PM Nov 12, 2018

    That’s beautiful 😍😍

  • @travelgirl_around_the_world 6:33 PM Nov 18, 2018

    so beautiful😍👌🏼👌🏼