For some people today is just another ordinary day. For some it means something. Not only is it my grandmother [who is like a mother’s birthday], its also #BellLetsTalk day.
Its an initiative by Bell in Canada to raise awareness and to end the stigma towards mental health.
Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet and retweet, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/
Even though I am not one to follow trends, this initiative means a lot to me because I know how hard it is to have a mental illness and to feel alone. It fucking sucks. People just think you are overreacting or making things up. Mental illnesses affects people’s lives and its not something that they choose to have but they have to deal with it every single day.
I was in that position. I felt lonely. I felt afraid. And made me worse.
That was until I started talking about it and opening up to people. I can speak to my friends, doctors, family [somewhat] and not feel judged. I am in a much better place now, than last year.
I am hoping that as time goes by, people become accepting.
“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”― Robin Williams