Mental Health. Let’s Remove The Stigma.
My generation was told that having a mental health issue meant that you were a soft and useless human being. You should never admit that you have a mental issue and you should get tougher and figure it out on your own.
In the meantime, younger generations have to deal with social media pressures that older generations didn’t have to deal with and that can create a lot of mental stress.
The cost of mental health conditions is expected to increase from $2.5 trillion in 2010 globally up to $6 trillion in 2030*.
Most people that live with mental illness have been blamed for their condition or dismissed on the assumption that this is just a phase.
We need to fight against the mental health stigma by talking about it publicly, learning more about the experience of mental illness, and being conscious of the language we use to talk about mental illness.
Finally, you never know what’s going in someone else’s life. be nice. it’s one of the easiest ways to have a positive impact.
so, do you think social media is having a positive or negative impact on your mental health? drop a yes or no in the comments and tell me what you think.
*According to a report published by the Harvard school of public health.
“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it,”
— Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson