This Week in Mental Health

This past week has been a long one for me. I can’t say it’s been my best week, and I know it isn’t the worst, but it’s been far from ideal. Luckily, it’s also BuzzFeed’s Mental Health Week. I love BuzzFeed. I think the stupid quizzes and taste test videos are sometimes the highlight of my day. This week, BuzzFeed took a more serious look at the realities of mental illness and mental health issues.

Visit BuzzFeed’s Mental Health Week to see their entire spread. To make it easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best ones I’ve seen this week. Some are funny, some may make you want to cry a little bit, but every single one is honest. If you have some time, I strongly encourage you to take a look at a few posts.

What you can say/do: 

What to Say vs. What they Hear

21 Things to Say

What People may Hear

What we need to hear

“Just Get Better” #no #dontdothis

The Reality of Mental Illness: 

Panic Attacks

Books to Understand

Depression Lies

Fighting Your Brain

Tips and Tricks:

Mobile Apps

Helpful Playlists

Panic Attack Tips

Medication: 

The Struggle is Real

Why Take it? 

Motivational Posters:

Depression

This is by no means a complete list of what BuzzFeed has to offer this week. Their spread is impressive, with over 100 posts and 30 videos. Some discuss suicide, while others look at pop culture and how it can help. Try navigating a day with depression through their website, or watch one of the movies that have helped people cope. Mental health is something we all need to take care of, not just those of us with diagnosed illnesses.

Keep Surviving by Living.

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