TEDxTalks: Mental Health and How it is to be Human
If you didn’t know already, the month of May happens to be Mental Health Awareness Month. I’ve spent a majority of my time re-watching TED talks on topics where the speaker has either dealt with a mental illness or has helped others with a mental illness. It’s been an interesting journey for me since I’ve opened up about the things that have happened in my life. Getting treatment for myself has only made me want to open the eyes of others who don’t understand how difficult living with a mental illness can be.
Read: Life with Generalized Anxiety - A guest post we had submitted to Sarah the Mindful Minimalist. It is about my life with generalized anxiety and how debilitating it can be when it’s at it’s worst.
Read: The Experience of Taking Psychiatric Medications - It was the last resort for me to ask for medications to help with my mood swings, anxiety, and depression. It’s been a long journey of trials and tribulations, but we’re getting there.
What I’ve done here is pull together a few of my favorite TED talks for you to watch. Going online and blogging about mental health to try and fight the stigma may seem like a daunting task, until you’re met with a community trying to do the same thing. There has been so much progress in today’s society with how we treat mental illness and those who suffer from it, but it’s a slow-moving progression. Hopefully a few of the words from these speakers resonate with you and open your eyes a bit more!