It’s easy to talk about spending time at the gym or making healthier meal choices. But, when it comes to mental health, often, it’s a hush-hush topic.
I love that celebrities are actively working to break the stigma that mental health is a taboo topic. We ALL need to work through emotions and feelings.
So, let’s talk about it.
When I found out that one of my favorite musicians launched a hashtag to create unity and a platform for open conversation about mental health, I was thrilled. If you haven’t yet discovered Lzzy Hale’s #raiseyourhorns campaign, hop over to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and start digging in.
if you are feeling like you are the only in this world that feels the way you do, search #RAISEYOURHORNS . Just in the past few days sooo many of you have bravely posted and raised their horns to raise awareness of the mental health stigma! You are Not Alone!
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) August 18, 2018
People everywhere are sharing pictures of themselves throwing up the rock n’ roll horns, stories about their own mental health challenges and offering words of encouragement to others.
Support is a beautiful, kind thing.
You can learn more about this movement by visiting Lzzy’s Facebook post.
Are you willing to break the silence?
Will you use the #raiseyourhorns hashtag on your favorite social media hangout?
Will you talk to your loved ones about how they’re feeling?
Will you acknowledge what’s lingering in your mind?
In the meantime, here are a few additional resources:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
- Healthline Mental Health Resources
- Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Or, reach out to a trusted friend, parent, teacher or family member. Start by talking to someone.
Until next time,
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