Saturday, April 20, 2019

Lets end the mental health stigma

Last Wednesday was World Mental Health Day a day that is important in some way to almost every single person in the world.

While not all people have some type of mental health issue they most likely know someone who does, whether they know it or not.

Over the course of last week I also saw many of my friends posting different things about how mental health has affected them in some type of way whether it’s someone close to them who fights an illness or themselves.

These people are strong people for talking about it and are important for raising awareness.

When I was in college I began to meet a lot more people and got to know them on a more personal level.

During this time whether they were my teammate, a hall mate, friend or classmate I got to know them.

Getting to know them meant that I also got learn about these different types of issues that people face and often times I found myself googling different things to get a better understanding of what they go through on a daily basis.

These people weren’t inconveniences for my life but instead made me a more understanding person.

Since I been in Minnesota, as a reporter I have had the opportunity do stories about different organizations that help people with different issues every day.

I applaud these organizations and more importantly the people who work for them. They truly are doing some of the most important work in every community often times without much credit.

Thank you to the many mental health professionals in the world past or present  you guys rock!

At the end of the day there may never be a complete cure for mental health conditions but there are things that we can all do.

Be there for people, don’t judge and become more educated.

And together lets end the mental health stigma that has gone on for to long!


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Kasson, MN 55944

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