‘Time to talk day’ encourages us to talk about things like mental health. Mental health problems affect one in four of us and yet people are still afraid to open up and talk about mental health.
Talking about mental health, helps bring people together, helps improve relationships, helps break down stereotypes, it also helps us work through recovery from issues around mental health.
Ever since I was small, I’ve always wanted to talk about things. Through my blog, I now talk about mental health. Talking helps take away the stigma associated with mental health. We don’t have to be experts to talk we just have to want to open up and talk about what matters to us and each other.
Let’s talk about the things we have concerns over, the things we care about. It is important we get our thoughts and feelings out there. It is time to talk about mental health.
Mental health problems mean we struggle with talking and not being able to talk can be difficult when it comes to communication and relationships. But not talking, makes us more susceptible to illness and that’s what we must try to avoid.
Since Time to Talk Day first launched in 2014, it has sparked millions of conversations in homes, in the media, online, in schools and workplaces. It is the perfect opportunity for us to talk about things.
Getting something off your chest, saying how you feel can be invigorating. It can also make you feel better with what you deal with. It can also be the difference between being calm and dealing with anxiety.
Expressing how we feel is important. From feedback of the site, contributing through your responses on my blog, helps us talk about things together, both of which greatly help with our emotional and mental states.