World Mental Health Day 2016

World Mental Health Day 2016

As we wind down on World Mental Health Day 2016, here are some of the best articles we’ve found. Each one has great information to help change the conversation and remove the stigma of mental illness, not just today but 365 days a year.

Words of WisdomA CBS News story highlighted the day and the messages the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have used to help spread awareness around mental illness stigma.

Love Your Mental SelfThe Toronto Star ran a column with one woman’s brave story of her struggle with bipolar disorder.

What do Do if You Think Someone Needs HelpAdvice from the staff at The Independent on ways to help someone you believe may be struggling with mental illness.

This year’s theme is “psychological first aid.” Here is more information on the meaning, impact and origin of World Mental Health Day from the World Health Organization.

Chicago Now’s mom blog outlines in a fun way the meaning of psychological first aid, ways to help and how to reject the word “normal.”

Finally, remember that the entire month of October is Mental Health Month. Here are some excellent resources from our partner, the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) so you too can help change the conversation. Pledge to be #stigmafree !