It’s #TimeToTalk Day, where we are all encouraged to spend five minutes talking about mental health.
Around one in four adults will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives. Living with a mental health problem is hard enough, but sometimes the isolation and stigma can make it even worse.
So to tackle the issue which sometimes surrounds the illness, leading mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness have created “Time to Talk Day”, which aims end the silence on mental health.
This could mean chatting about your problem over a cuppa, or asking someone about theirs on social media.
People’s attitudes have started to change and being able to talk about it as an everyday health issue without any fear of judgment or unfair treatment is key
Time to Change is designed to help those suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses, including anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, depression and schizophrenia.
There are some helpful tips on how to have a conversation on this video:
This infographic also has some excellent information and statistics: