May is Mental Health Awareness Month
We’re only as sick as our secrets & mental health is a topic that has been shrouded in secrecy and shame for too long. That’s why it’s so misunderstood.
We need to talk about it more.
Share this video and use it to start the conversation.
One of the first things I like to share with my clients and remind them of often is that mental health has to be worked at just like physical health does.
From an early age we’re taught about the importance of physical activity, sports, and training our bodies to perform the way we want them to.
But when it comes to mental health we’re just told ‘don’t be sad, be happy” or “turn that frown upside down” or “think positive”.
We get the message over and over that we’re supposed to be happy all the time or something is wrong with us. We compare our insides to everyone else’s outsides that we see on the highlight reels of social media.
That just creates more shame and secrecy. It perpetuates the lie that something is wrong with us if we have to work at our mental health.
That’s not true though!
Learn more about creating mental health in the video below.