Mental health problems do not discriminate. Even the most enthusiastic celebrities with all the benefits of the world are not immune to depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. They are a more common way than you realize; According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about one in five American adults have mental illness. But reality still has a stigma about mental health problems. Many people are not receiving the necessary care.
Good news? The stigma has slowly but surely crumbled, thanks in part to the fact that people including platform nouns (and a chunk of Instagram followers) are open to their emotional wellbeing. We still have a long way to go, but there is real power in it. The more we disclose mental illness, the easier it is for people to ask for help. Read the 11 stigma-breaking examples that focus on mental health this year.