The study was of young people, but would it be any different for other groups?
“New research released by the mental health anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change, reveals that when asked, 75% of 16-24-year-olds in the East of England would tell friends and family they are ‘fine’, even if struggling with a mental health problem, such as depression or anxiety.
When asked why, responses suggest young people in the East of England doubt whether those around them really want to hear the honest answer.”
An honest question. How do we ask people how people are, and also let them know that we aren’t just doing it out of courtesy, but that we really do care? Would asking twice help convince you of it? Would wording it differently do it?
What would make you feel like someone truly wanted to know, that also wouldn’t come across as creepy? I’m honestly curious how others see this.