Introducing Jour

Self-therapy, meet journaling.

Maxime Germain
Jan 18, 2019 · 9 min read

The state of mental health

It’s clear that psychological distress and mental illness have reached unprecedented levels. And this crisis can have serious consequences.

But First, if You’re Looking For Someone to 📞 Talk to

A Closer Look 👀

Seen around the world

Seen across society

Tragically, in fact, America’s largest mental hospital is a prison.

“The most brilliant and creative amongst us are sometimes the most troubled, and nowhere is that clearer than in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.” — Jake Chapman

Seen across ages

Post-millennial adolescents have also seen their average happiness begin to decline, after consistently increasing over the previous 20 years.

Why It’s Been so Hard to Improve 😟

It’s stigmatized

“People still think that it’s shameful if they have a mental illness. They think it shows personal weakness. They think it shows a failing. If it’s their children who have mental illness, they think it reflects their failure as parents.”

It’s a new discussion

More than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy.

It can be expensive

Of those adults who have untreated mental distress, roughly 50% did not receive treatment because of costs.

But it’s more expensive to not solve the issue

The Mindful Solution 😌

Why Jour

The practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis

The benefits of journaling

A 2005 study by Cambridge University found that “expressive writing” has measurable psychological and physical benefits.

What is Jour

Thank you

Jour

Journal for Mindfulness

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