These last few years have been challenging (to put it mildly) and have brought on an unprecedented mental health crisis. Every year, one out of five adults experience a mental illness, and one out of six youth experience a mental health challenge.
Want to help? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), simply talking to someone sympathetic in your life about your mental health challenges can help reduce your stress and improve your mood.
For Day 5 of our countdown to World Mental Health Day, have a conversation about mental wellbeing. While it might seem difficult or awkward, it doesn’t have to be. Just a few words — like asking someone how they’re feeling — can make a big difference. If you’re not sure where to start, check out this blog for 5 tips to start a conversation about mental health.