I saw this illustration drawn by Beatrice the Biologist and stopped in my tracks. It’s so simple.
While I don’t really like bragging about vomit or the sniffles on Facebook, I will hide any wavering in my mental health more than I will anything else. Why is this? We have a lot of shame and guilt surrounding mental illness and mental health issues that make it hard for people to admit when there’s a problem and to get the help they need
Have you found this to be true in your life? How do we as people make it easier for other people in our life to talk about mental health? How have you learned to talk to other people about it? How do we as society encourage this conversation?
Thank you to Beatrice the Biologist!
Here are some ways to start engaging in this conversation:
5 Things I Wish I’d Known About Teen Boys and Mental Illness
The True Story of How My Mental Illness Had Me Nearly Shot by the Cops
Politically Correctness and Mental Illness
The Importance of Black Male Mental Health