It’s ‘Time to Talk Day 2019.’ 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 care about, the things we have concerns over, the things we care about. It’s time to talk about mental health. It’s important we get our thoughts and feelings out there.
Mental health problems mean we will struggle to talk and not being able to talk can be difficult when it comes to having good mental health. But not talking can make 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 once it’s out. It can also be the difference between being calm and dealing with anxiety because you’re struggling to cope.
Expressing how we feel is often the best start. 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.