With millions of people being affected by mental illness every year, it’s important to address this issue and talk about the impacts.
Because mental health is still highly stigmatized in today’s society, many people struggle with getting help and treatment. Approximately one in five American adults suffer from one or more mental illnesses (National Alliance on Mental Illnesses – Mental Health By The Numbers) – and the numbers are rising.
Openly discussing mental health can help many people a great deal. The state of your mental health affects the way you feel, think, and eventually act. It is hence crucial to provide people with a safe space to express and discuss their mental struggles.
Nothing is more valuable than your health, may it be physical or mental.
For this reason, my sister and I have decided to create this little series on mental health. We are sharing tools her therapist has taught her and share tips and tricks to help you deal with your struggles.
Disclaimer: Neither one of us is a trained therapist. In any case, please always get the help of a professional.
Some places you can get help from:
- Telefonseelsorge (also available in English)
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline (includes chat option)
- International Help Line
- To be continued.
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