Speak out. Open the conversation. Raise awareness. End the stigma.
As a mental health advocate, these are phrases I’m passionate about promoting.
The stigma surrounding mental illness remains strong. But it’s beginning to lessen, as more people talk about their challenges with a mental health condition.
Today, October 10, 2017, is the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day. The World Federation for Mental Health founded the day in 1992.
The theme for this year is Mental Health in the Workplace.
When I heard what this year’s theme is, I immediately thought of the interaction between an employee and her employer that went viral earlier this year:
Hey team, I’m taking today and tomorrow to focus on my mental health. Hopefully I’ll be back next week refreshed and back to 100%.
The response from Ben Congleton, CEO Olark:
Hey Madalyn, I just wanted to personally thank you for sending…