Mental Health Awareness Week

As a
1) Mental health awareness advocate
2) Mental health survivor
3 Black young woman who still copes with depression and anxiety,
I find that it is often hidden in the black community to have mental health. This causes those who have it to be shut out, shut in, and become lost or most times even worse in one’s future/adulthood.

Having a Mental Health Illness shouldn’t be looked down up when being talked about, yet uplifted as we can help each other.

We all know someone who has some type of mental illness, even if it is ourselves. PLEASE do not be afraid to speak up — you never know whose life you can change.

Our generation cries out for help constantly, and yet we do nothing to prevent it.

No matter your race, sexual orientation, gender, religion, or politics we all need to stick together for loving ourselves and, nursing our society back into loving themselves as well.

– Tiara Leigh Hall

“Over 40,000 American lives are lost to suicide every year. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 15-24 years.” –
https://www.namikeystonepa.org