This week, 6-12 October, is Mental Illness Awareness Week. As I have stated before, I started this project for mental health reasons, and I would like to draw attention to what this week signifies.
While people are more opened to talking about mental illness and mental health, there is still stigma surrounding the issue. I don’t think this helps anyone and more discussion should be had.
I was listening to this TED talk the other week and I found truth to this:
I don’t know what the answer is or what the answers are, but hopefully the more people blog or talk about their stories, the more comfortable the collective society will be comfortable with sharing their stories. When we accept people as they are, beautiful things happen.