In light of yesterday’s news about Robin Williams, lots of folks have been reaching out on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media to share their own stories of depression and other mental health issues, or make sure folks know where to go to get help, and that there is help for mental illness.
I even shared out my post from a couple of years ago about my story with suicide on Twitter and Facebook as well. It has been heartwarming to see so many, from all walks of life, coming out of the darkness and sharing their own struggles. I hope it’s something that continues. We all could do with feeling less alone.
TED Talks shared this playlist that I thought many of you might want to take a look at.
There’s quite a lot there, real stories from real people dealing with metal health issues. Exactly more of the kinds of stories we need to be talking about if we hope to stop losing good people to the lies their illness is telling them!
More Mental Heatlh Posts
- Why Did So Many Adults Minimize the Abuse in US Gymnastics?
- World Suicide Prevention Day 2021
- It’s Hard to Have Hope Right Now
- Why I Took Part in the AFSP Virtual Overnight Event
- Want to Lower LGBTQ Youth Suicide Risks? Just Accept Who They Are
- Deaths by Suicide Went Down in 2020, Maybe Actually Talking and Paying Attention to Mental Health Matters?
- Why Should I “Earn” The Things That Are a Required Part of Life?
- It’s Mental Health Month, and MHA has Us Covered with the #Tools2Thrive Toolkit
- Talking About Male Sexual Abuse Survivors on the It’s a Wrap Podcast
- Why Reading Just The Headline is Misleading