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
- Want to Support Someone But Don’t Know How, Maybe Just Try “Plus-One”
- Why SEL Should Not Be Controversial
- It’s Been a Rough Week So I’m Reminding Myself of These Things
- Why I Don’t Tell People I’m Struggling Either
- The Truth Is, We Aren’t OK and Probably Won’t Be For Awhile
- The Many Ways We Invalidate Someone’s Story
- 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