World Mental Health Day

The purpose of today is to raise awareness about mental health and learn how to have an open and welcoming dialogue about it. This is an incredibly important topic that many people shy away from because they don’t know how to address it properly, or they let false assumptions scare them out of talking about it.

The stigma that surrounds mental health is incredibly detrimental to those who deal with it, and unfortunately people fail to realize that everyone has to take care of their mental health just like they have to take care of their physical health. I started a piece a while ago about my experiences as an ally and addressing mental health, so hopefully I can finish it today. Until then, I’ll leave you with this:

“Never give up on someone with a mental illness. We ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we’, ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness’ “

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Author: Bookmark Chronicles

Hi! I'm Rae. 23. Avid Reader, Book Blogger. Intersectional Feminist. Gryffindor.

4 thoughts on “World Mental Health Day”

  1. Josh Wrenn wrote a great piece recently about how “mental health” is, & should be considered, part of “physical health” since the brain is part of the physical body. Perhaps its connection to the brain, as if saying that there’s something wrong with your brain makes you dumb, that creates some of the stigma? It’s hard to pinpoint, of course.

    Your post made me think of his post, since they both touch on the stigma & the importance of dealing with it as a physical health. I hope the comment adds something to the conversation – I wouldn’t want to be added to your pet peeve list! 😉 (BTW, that was a great post the other day!)

    http://myfridayblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/lets-stop-calling-it-mental-illness/

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