Mental health is a difficult conversation, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s something that affects each one of us, whether it is through our own experience with it or through someone that’s close to us. Roughly 20% of the population has or will develop some form of mental illness in their lifetime, and that’s only the people who are diagnosed with the illness. There are friends, families and caregivers who are also affected. Even though so many of us are touched by the illness, the stigma keeps us silent and the silence keeps us from moving forward. It’s time to change that, and we hope this can be a place to do just that.
The goal of this blog is to promote positive mental health and prevent illness by:
~providing a warm and engaging platform for friends, families and advocates to come together and share their personal insights
~encouraging connection through creative expression
~highlighting creativity, innovation and positive contribution in the field
~introducing tools and resources to promote mental wellness
~making research & education approachable
Here, you’ll find insightful articles by guest writers of diverse backgrounds along with helpful links to services, tips for self-care, resources for support, and lots and lots of updates on current research and news on mental health. You’ll also be hearing about all the incredible campaigns and support provided by grassroots organizations that are working quietly to make a real difference in the field. There’s a lot happening out there; we just have to start looking, and more importantly, start talking. Let me know when you feel ready. We can do this together.
About the Creator and Editor:
Nilam is a writer, educator, and a therapist in training. She’s currently working on various mental health projects, and is also training to provide therapy for individuals, families, and children. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can look here to find her personal story with mental illness in the family.
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