10.10.2021 World Mental Health DayDELE Nordic stands against cyberbullying
October 10th has for over 25 years been a specific day to increase the awareness of mental health issues around the world. DELE Nordic wants to take part in supporting such an important cause – especially through the topic of cyberbullying, as online gaming communities are among the most common places where cyberbullying occurs. 10% of our sales on October 10th will be donated to mental health organisation MIELI. DELE Nordic recognises the cyberbullying that is happening in online gaming communities and wants to take action in preventing it and help those who have fallen as victims of cyberbullying. On Sunday, October 10th , we are offering a 10% discount for all of our products and we will donate 10% of all of our sales that day to the Finnish organisation MIELI ry. to support the mental health of children and young adults.
MIELI Mental Health Finland is a mental health organisation whose mission is to promote mental health, provide crisis support and prevent mental health issues. They want to build a society in which people can talk about mental health safely and without stigma. They offer crisis counselling, crisis hotline, suicide prevention hotline, mental health chat and support group activity, all free of charge. MIELI also has a Sekasin Gaming server, which is a safe space for all gamers. The Sekasin Gaming server is open 24/7. The server’s voice and text channels allow you to meet new people, build friendships, and play safely with acquaintances or strangers. In addition to peers, the server regularly
employs professionals in various fields to support young people. The conversation is moderated around the clock. discord.gg/sekasin
What is World Mental Health Day?
The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. In 1992, the Deputy Secretary General of the World Federation for Mental Health, Richard Hunter, imagined a day during which mental health resources could be shared and specific issues spotlighted. On October 10 of that year, the Federation chose to commemorate the importance of mental health advocacy and education. Even after nearly 25 years of focusing on mental health each October 10, World Mental Health Day continues to remain important. Now, more than ever, we are seeing just how much mental health can affect a person’s whole life.
How to celebrate World Mental Health day?
Celebrate by taking action: reach out to a friend in need, complete random acts of kindness, and donate to mental health organisations. You can also read and share articles and host a sharing event. Another great way to celebrate is by having your own mental health day! Whatever you do to recognise the day, make sure it makes you happy.
What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behaviour.
The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are:
● Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tik Tok
● Text messaging and messaging apps on mobile or tablet devices
● Instant messaging, direct messaging, and online chatting over the internet
● Online forums, chat rooms, and message boards, such as Reddit
● Online gaming communities
With the prevalence of social media and digital forums, comments, photos, posts, and content shared by individuals can often be viewed by strangers as well as acquaintances. The content an individual shares online – both their personal content as well as any negative, mean, or hurtful content – creates a kind of permanent public record of their views, activities, and behaviour. This public record can be thought of as an online reputation, which may be accessible to schools, employers, colleges, clubs, and others who may be researching an individual now or in the future. Cyberbullying can harm the
online reputations of everyone involved – not just the person being bullied, but those doing the bullying or participating in it.