Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place from October 3-9, 2021. National Depression Screening Day is October 7 and World Mental Health Day is October 10.
Dealing with mental illness for most of my life, bringing awareness to the education of mental health through my platform is something that I will continue to do until our mental is just as respected as our physical. I want everyone who struggles daily to know that you are not alone.
The emotional , physical , and mental toll that chronic depression , anxiety, ADD, OCD, etc takes over a person is not only debilitating but completely numbing at it’s best. It is something that has made me feel unworthy of life at times.
@kineuphorics has helped me personally with not only my anxiety, but my energy levels when I feel like I have no motivation or can’t find a reason to get out of bed. It turns my good days into great days, and makes my bad days a little bit brighter.
For my birthday , @kineuphorics will be donating 10% of all sales for the month of October to our family at @gurlstalk .
And I will be matching those donations personally.
Nearly one in 5 adults live with mental health issues , and most of the time are not treated or even spoken about freely.
Gurls Talk is a community-led non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women. Following Adwoa Aboah’s personal experience with mental health, Gurls Talk was formed with the goal of creating safe spaces – both on and offline – where Gurls can access mental health resources, share their experiences and support each other so they never feel alone or have to reach a breaking point. Gurls Talk resources bridge the critical gap between lived experience and the clinical world, providing a supportive network underpinned by access to information from mental health experts.
I am so inspired by @adwoaaboah and all of wonderful folks at Gurls talk who continue to highlight the struggles , and stigma around mental health.
Thank you @adwoaaboah for being an advocate for us all and being one of the first people ever to remind me that I am not alone. I Love you !