May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Life with a Mental Illness and calls on the one in four adults in the United States suffering from a major mental illness to share what living with mental illness feels like for them.
There is a very good chance that you or someone you know well has an illness like major depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder. This May, resolve to speak up about what you’ve been through or encourage your friends and family members with a mental illness to share their experiences.
Mental Health America (MHA) is inviting people with mental illness to share what life is like for them by tagging their social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike (you can also submit anonymously). MHA will collect and display posts on a special page on their website.
Posts can be written word, photos or videos and will go a long way toward educating others and dispelling myths about mental illness. Join the movement (or encourage your loved ones to do so)… you’re likely to feel good about it.
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