Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated and ashamed. We want to change the way people think and act about mental health problems.
"The stigma around my symptoms did nothing but make me more isolated, more alone and more anxious." Karla shares her story and explains how a positive attitude to mental health could have helped her get treatment sooner:
Unhelpful misconceptions around mental health can be damaging. OCD isn't just a 'quirky' personality trait, it can be complex.
"I want to talk to about my experiences, let others know they are not alone and show it is possible to live your best life." Read Laura's story:
"Before you send that link to your depressed friend about connecting with their inner child or their higher self, stop and ask yourself if you would send it to a loved one with any other type of illness." Christina discusses the stigma and depression:
You don’t need to be an expert to support someone with a mental health problem. If a friend opens up to you, take it seriously, listen & reflect and (if appropriate) ask questions. See our tips:
“Even though I have always been a friendly and outgoing person, interacting with people is difficult, even friends and family.” Christine shares why managing her bipolar disorder is a full-time job.
"The best way to understand other people’s mental health issues is to talk it through with them and to educate yourself." Carl shares how being open about mental health can help everyone build understanding:
Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day, not just on #BlueMonday . But if a friend is acting differently, it's a good time to check in, Ask Twice and have a chat about mental health. Here are our tips to help with that first conversation:
It's #WorldMentalHealthDay . Too many people are made to feel ashamed because of their mental illness: that has to change.
This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek . For many people, the shame and isolation that comes with a mental health problem is worse than the condition itself. Let's change the way we think and act about mental health.
It's #WorldMentalHealthDay . Still, in 2018, people are made to feel ashamed because of a mental health problem. As a result, we feel the need to say "I'm fine," when we're not. So if your friend is acting differently, #AskTwice .
Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay 17% of people will experience suicidal thoughts in their lifetime, yet many still find it hard to talk about. Let's change this: if you’re worried about someone, step in and ask how you can help them.
Today is #TimetoTalk Day. Conversations about mental health have the power to change lives. Too many people are made to feel ashamed because of a mental health problem. You can change that: however you do it, reach out and have a conversation today.
It's #WorldMentalHealthDay Too many people are made to feel ashamed because of a mental health problem. Help us spread the word: when someone opens up, the way you respond can change their life.
Sometimes we say we're fine when we're not. But if your friend's acting differently, they might be experiencing a mental health problem. Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay : check in with your friends - and then, check again.