October 10th is dedicated to raising awareness of global mental health issues with World Mental Health Day. This year, the day focuses on Psychological First Aid, and the world is responding with overwhelming support. San Francisco police announced a reform that “prioritizes the sanctity of life above all else,” the royal family organized an event to raise awareness and “make asking for help no longer a big deal,” and Canada pledged to take action to support mental wellbeing, particularly for stakeholders like indigenous people. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to not only show their support for sufferers, but also share their personal stories with mental illness.
Celebrities made it clear that they think the stigma about mental illness is dated…
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) October 10, 2016
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) October 10, 2016
And revealed their own struggles.
I live with depression, see a therapist & have taken antidepressants. Get help if you need help & don’t be ashamed! #WorldMentalHealthDay
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) October 10, 2016
Happy #WorldMentalHealthDay to my fellow sufferers who are working on it every day. Big hugs!
— Steve Agee (@steveagee) October 10, 2016
They made it known that they’re not ashamed…
“This is who you are. Please don’t forget that.”
— Eva Green Web (@EvaGreenWeb) October 10, 2016
a few years ago a friend made me follow thru on a promise to go to therapy. i can’t overstate how much it helped. #WorldMentalHealthDay
— R A I N A (@RahRahRaina) October 10, 2016
I have an anxiety disorder, and I take medication for it. Zero shame. In fact, pride. Help is available. Don’t wait. #WorldMentalHealthDay
— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) October 10, 2016
And showed their support for others.
I just have so much to say so I’ll say one thing
you will not always feel like this
— do(die) (@doddleoddle) October 10, 2016
Happy #WorldMentalHealthDay! Our minds are like fingerprints of our lives. Love all your curves and edges.
— Hannah Hart (@harto) October 10, 2016
Never be embarased or afraid to ask for help. You don’t have to struggle alone. You are loved. #WorldMentalHealthDay
— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) October 10, 2016
Because it’s so important to be kind and sympathetic, to yourself and everybody you come into contact with.
To those suffering: you are not alone and things will get better. You are loved ❤️ #WorldMentalHealthDay
— DNCE (@AdoreDNCE) October 10, 2016
Not just on #WorldMentalHealthDay but everyday we need to look after ourselves. It’s not selfish to practise self-care you deserve it
— Iskra Lawrence (@iskralawrence) October 10, 2016