These YouTubers Are Sharing Their Powerful Stories About Mental Health On Social Media
11 May 2017, 12:11
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and some of the most well known creators have been sharing their stories and messages of support.
So you might have noticed a lot of people talking about mental health on Twitter this week; as well as raising awareness for various conditions. Because in the UK, this week marks Mental Health Awareness Week; and across the country, people have been opening up and sharing their experiences and stories, to help end the stigma and encourage people to seek help if they're in need.
There is no denying how much of an impact YouTube and its creators have had on battling mental health stigma; and educating people of all ages around the globe about various issues. But this week especially has seen YouTubers go above and beyond.
Some of the most well known YouTubers happily got involved with Mental Health Awareness Week.
And here are some of the most powerful messages we've seen so far...
#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek ✨ Talk about how youre feeling! Try to understand others! You'll learn your weirdness isnt actually weird at all!— Lucy (@LucyJaneWood) May 8, 2017
You'd go to the doctors if you felt unwell, so why shouldn't you if you don't feel mentally well? #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek— Corrie (@dizzybrunette3) May 8, 2017
Happy mental health awareness week everyone! Here's a video I put up last week about my social anxiety disorder: https://t.co/1Q6TeFaazQ— Marina Watanabe (@marinashutup) May 9, 2017
Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek— Em Sheldon (@emshelx) May 8, 2017
So many men & women suffer in silence thinking they're alone. You're not. Reach out to organisations for support #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek— Amena (@amenaofficial) May 8, 2017
As it's Mental Health Awareness Week, felt I should throw it back to The Anxiety Video ahead of tonight's blog post.https://t.co/UPWb8c1VEI— Maddi McGowan (@madz0rs) May 9, 2017
Believe in yourself & all that u are. Know that there is something inside u that is greater than any obstacle. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek— Jodes (@just_jodess) May 9, 2017
It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek! Please spread the word & love one another. You never know how much a little kindness might help someone.— Oli White (@OliWhiteTV) May 9, 2017
Don't be afraid to call helplines or NHS direct if you need to. I've done it. Being mentally ill can be lonely. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek— Gary Caplehorne (@oohgaryc) May 10, 2017
It's Mental Health Awareness Week; talking and sharing is the key. Just because we can't see something doesn't mean it's not there. #MHAW17— Roman Kemp (@romankemp) May 8, 2017
I've a rough few weeks with my mental health and I feel beyond lucky to have support to help me through the hard times #MHAW2017— Emma Inks ☠⚡️ (@Emma_Inks) May 8, 2017
With the influence these creators have over millions of fans around the globe, here's hoping their impact is huge and people seek help and start having those vital conversations.
So if you're struggling with mental health, please visit the Mind website for advice and a list of resources.