thetrevorproject:

laughatthestars:

today, my school hosted an exhibit for suicide awareness day. the exhibit included 1,100 backpacks in representation of the number of lives that are lost to mental illness each year on college campuses. many of these backpacks were donated by the families that lost loved ones and had their stories attached. i’m so proud of my school for bringing attention to such a serious issue.

Thanks for all your work on this, activemindsinc! Awareness and education are very important in reducing suicide and stigma.

I have depression but I am not crazy!. Mental Health Awareness

For everyone who shared interest in my Mental health Awareness idea, Here’s my video. The music is not the best since I used a copyrighted song and youtube suggested the next best thing. Please make your own videos and share share share

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sagansense:

Canadian currency doing it right.
America, you can just sit there in your awfulness and be ashamed of yourselves.
#astronautsBRO

sagansense:

Canadian currency doing it right.

America, you can just sit there in your awfulness and be ashamed of yourselves.

#astronautsBRO

IM NOT CRAZY!!!!

and neither are you.

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(I’m crossposting this from my blogger BLOG in response to some followers showing interest in the campaign) 

In the face of my recent hospitalization due to depression and the upcoming week of Mental Illness Awareness (October 5-11) sponsored by the National Alliance for Mental Illness I have decided to face the stigma and literally “come out” of the shadows.

I was reading this article and could not help but relate to the horrible feeling of being labeled “crazy” or unstable because I have an illness that is not visible and that I cannot control.

So I have decided to make a video of my experience to raise awareness and share with others a little bit of my experience.

I would love for other people to make videos and also share. There are no official rules other than sharing your personal story in a safe, respectful and honest manner. Try to inform people on your particular illness and how it affects your life. 

It is okay if you don’t want to show your face or put it on your Facebook for your family to see.
This is about sharing as much or as little as you feel comfortable sharing.
You may choose to talk or use flashcards, or use typed text, or music, or drawings, feel free to express yourself.

This is your chance to share your story and NOT let your mental illness define you.

YOU ARE NOT CRAZY AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

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Mental Illness awareness

thegreatmotherwitch:

livelovelatina:

Guys guys!!!

The week of October 5-11 is Mental Health Awareness.

Can we start a video campaign called “I’m not crazy”?
We can make short videos, with flashcards or not, I’m just brainstorming here. Explaining your particular mental illness and how it affects you.

I was…

ah what does type O mean ;-;

It was a typO lol

I fixed it. Any type OF mental health issue.

U in?

Mental Illness awareness

Guys guys!!!

The week of October 5-11 is Mental Health Awareness.

Can we start a video campaign called “I’m not crazy”?
We can make short videos, with flashcards or not, I’m just brainstorming here. Explaining your particular mental illness and how it affects you.

I was recently hospitalized for depression and I have decided to stop being ashamed of it and just work to kill the stigma.

Would anyone with any type of mental health condition would be interested in doing this social media campaign?
I’m so serious. The most people the better, the more diverse the better.

Please message me and lets do this!!!!

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