Mental health has such a stigma attached to it. The only way we can break it is by speaking out.
I have been working with Kelly Tunison of HR 2.0 and she led me to learn about UnderstandUs as she is hosting an event shortly that will be donating the proceeds to UnderstandUs. As I have been reading on their website - I was inspired to tell you a little bit about my story.
Did you know 1 in 4 people struggle with their mental health?
I am one of them.
My own struggle with mental health has propelled me to do some really exceptional work. I'll tell you about it here.
If I could give you three recommendations that I have learned in my own journey it would be these:
- Let go of guilt. You are only hurting yourself.
- Your mental health makes you who you are. Embrace the beauty in what it has done for you.
- Get help. You are not alone, and you do not have to suffer in silence.
UnderstandUs is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organization breaking the stigma around mental health in Regina.
Find out more about UnderstandUs here, and make a donation of time or resources today.