It’s Mental Health Awareness Week!

Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, and you already know, the people of Twitter had to let their followers know that if they are going through anything and they need a buddy to talk to please reach out. The trending topic has people throwing out statistics of issues that have surfaced because of undealt-with mental health issues. Some have decided to take the time to honor those who they have lost to mental health issues. However you are choosing to express yourself this week does not matter just as long as this gets us talking about such an uneasy topic. It is a hard pill to swallow and even harder subject to speak about.
Mental health is one of those topics that gets swept under the rug with hopes that it will just go away. This week, let’s all check up on our friends and family and genuinely ask them if they are okay. Not the quick exchange you do when you are just greeting someone. Really take the time to stop, ask how they are mentally, and lend a listening ear to whatever they might be going through or struggling with. Just be there for the person in need if you can.
Showing someone that you care and want to be there for them can help someone out and truly make a difference for them.
There is this Winnie the Pooh quote that I want to leave us with that states: “It’s ok to feel not very okay at all. It’s quite normal. And on those days when you feel not very okay at all. Don’t ever feel like you have to hide the fact you’re feeling not very okay at all. Just come and tell me. Because I will always be there.”
Mental health is a daily struggle for some people, and I just cannot stress enough how important it is to shine a light on this subject so we can make a real change.