Mental Health Awareness Week: Twitter Offers Humour, Advice & New Perspectives

October 6th-12th, 2019, is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Here are some important and useful tweets about mental health.

Trigger warning: the following content contains discussions of suicide, anxiety, depression, and mental illness.

October 6th-12th, 2019, is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Here are some important and useful tweets about mental health.

It’s okay to talk about it.

Ways to protect yourself and take care of yourself when you need to.

There’s nothing wrong with medication! Taking medication for depression or anxiety is just like when you put a cast on your leg because the bone needs to heal.

Look around you. So many of your friends and family might be suffering in silence, only because of the stigma associated with mental illness.

Some tips on how you can help.

Public healthcare can and should include treatment for mental illness.

Reject stigma.

Some important reminders.

We need more mental healthcare professionals here in India.

Be mindful of the language you use.

Check out this thread on books that people have read during their mental health journeys:

And maybe we need a different way of looking at mental illness.

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