As someone who has been actively engaged in the mental health community on social media for the past few years, I have come across an alarming amount of misconceptions about mental health conditions. Many of these myths either minimize conditions (e.g., "Depression is just being sad. Cheer up!"). Others falsely stereotype entire populations (e.g., "People with psychosis are [...]
Recently, I created a video for #KeepTalkingMH on Rebecca Lombardo's YouTube channel. Check my video out! Also, make sure to check out the others! https://youtu.be/lpVnBS4keE0 Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate!
Blaming gun violence in America on mental illness is not the answer, but go off. A majority of tweets I came across yesterday in the aftermath of yet another (actually 2) mass shootings this past week have been blaming mental illness. Here is the issue with that... I haven't seen anyone with an ACTUAL [...]
This year, #timetotalkday is all about sharing the ingredients that make a good conversation about mental health! As someone who has been on both sides of the conversation (as the struggling friend & at times as the concerned one), I understand the value of opening up about mental health. These conversations can be [...]