Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father’s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London. Today is National Read a Book Day and we recommend The Outrun by Amy Liptrot! The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind, and the moon to restore life and renew hope. @amymayyyy What are your favorite books about mental health? We love new recommendations. #mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthsupport#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthwarrior#book#books#nationalreadabookday#amyliptrot#read#reading#readabookday#readabook
We’re collaborating with @soundmind_live on their mental health benefit concert on October 8th and the tickets are now live! Please support the event as a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit BC2M.
Want to start your mental health career in Texas? The children of The Lone Star State need you now more than ever, with 20% being diagnosed with a mental illness (ages 9-17). See how you can get started at bringchange2mind dot org (Source: Mental Health Texas)
It’s National Book Lovers Day and we’re celebrating by sharing a book that we love! ‘THE TERRIBLE’ by Yrsa Daley-Ward @yrsadaleyward is a memoir written in a unique blend of part poetry, part prose that follows Yrsa's youth and early adulthood covering generational strife, depression, drug/alcohol use, disordered eating, and learning how to cope with it all. Readings Yrsa's writing is like sinking into a friendly hug and finding that you're not alone.
Hospitals all over the U.S. are being overwhelmed by patients coming in for psychiatric health services. See how you can help by getting started in a career in mental health at bringchange2mind dot org. (Source: @nationalcouncil )
#Repost@kevinlovefund ・・・ Did you know that one in four adults experience mental illness in a given year, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and PTSD? Thanks to our partner @bringchangetomind for sharing this important statistic and a reminder that we are not alone. #KevinLoveFund
We are thrilled to announce that @lauvsongs new song, “Sad Forever,” is benefiting a handful of organizations around the world that are building movements to change the stigma - including Bring Change to Mind! Take a peek at the inspiring music video. #Repost@lauvsongs ・・・ SAD FOREVER IS OUT NOW: sadforever.lauvsongs.com
Thank you @facesoffortitude for giving survivors a platform to share their story. We are very grateful for @zakpym and his dedicated service in supporting our mission. “There’s no education in place to tell you how to deal with this. To balance how to grieve privately with your family and then also to have to grieve publicly. While it was nice to be heard, I was spending time on the outer layer instead of on the inside. It wasn't just the survivor network for me, it was the whole world.” Zak is the son of beloved comedian Robin Williams- a suicide loss survivor, entrepreneur, investor, and mental health advocate. He serves on the Board of Bring Change to Mind, an organization that works to end the stigma and discrimination around mental illness by creating campaigns, storytelling movements, and youth programs to encourage diverse and cultural conversations around mental health.
This afternoon we convened a panel conversation for our friends @workday themed around our “Talk to Anyone” campaign. We explored the social, community, and economic impacts of mental illness and discussed appropriate ways to talk about mental health with each other in the workplace. It was a truly fabulous way to end #mentalhealthawarenessmonth 💚💚💚‼️
Thank you @allisontibbs and @misfitwellness ‼️ 💚💚💚 Last night I had the honor to speak about Mental Health on a Panel with two women that I truly respect and admire. We shared our stories, we offered tips to managing stress, depression, & anxiety, and we help space for others to ask questions and contribute to the conversation. * * The event was so important, because too often we make mental illness such a taboo thing and don’t talk about it. We tip toe around the topics of depression, taking medication, seeing a therapist, or whatever else. If we truly want to break the stigma around mental illness, it will require us to not be afraid to have these types of conversations. * * If you are struggling with Mental Health issues, find someone that you trust to speak to and share your story. If you have someone in your life who is struggling with a mental health issue, hold space for them rather than try to “fix them”. Through communication, we will create a community to have more acceptance, awareness, and support around Mental Health. * * Thanks to @athleta_sf for partnering with us on this event and donating 10% of merchandise sales to @bringchangetomind to help us break the stigma of Mental Illness.
Some of our fabulous mental health advocates @gunnbringchangetomind ‼️💚💚💚 Thank you to everyone who came to our last club meeting today. We are so grateful for every single one of you, and to all the juniors, good luck next year! 💚 If you want to watch the video again, link is in the bio! #bringchangetomind#bc2m
#Repost@anniemstarke ・・・ What she said. ❤️ Let’s work together to create an environment where individuals and families are not afraid to speak their truths. If you’re suffering, if you feel alone, or if you know someone who is struggling, talk about it. I promise you... there’s help, and you’re all worth it. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
In Washington DC for the day to advocate for comprehensive Medicaid insurance for mental health and addiction. For the funding of the Certified Community Behavioral Health and Addiction Extension Act. That’s a mouthful, but basically it’s for continuing federal funding for community centers that provide 24/7/365 day care for mental health issues. HUGELY important!!
#Repost@kevinlove — We’re grateful for your advocacy! 💚💚💚 . . Mental health and finding a therapist. Iconic 2016 Finals moments. Why I think Stephen King is a G. All in a recent article with @gq. (photo cred: @gq@matteomobilio )
We are sincerely grateful for the diverse group of mental health advocates who attended our panel conversation tonight — in partnership with @inforumsf and @cwclub 💚💚💚 . . . Tonight epitomized our organizational North Star Statement: We activate and empower you to join our fight to end stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. United, we will create and advance innovative approaches and partnerships to start conversations around mental illness, share resources, and tell stories so everyone can thrive in a stigma free world. #mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthawarenessmonth
#Repost@reggieaqui — Thanks for the support @abcnewsbayarea ‼️ 💚💚💚 UCSF Dr. Bennett Leventhal, @glennclose and her nephew Calen Pick joined us on Midday Live to talk about Glenn’s organization @bringchangetomind which works to educate people, especially young people, about mental health. Calen is living with schizoaffective disorder and told us about the mental illness stigma that negatively affected him during a particularity vulnerable time growing up. Imagine losing every one of your friends because they couldn’t deal with your medical condition. His mother wasn’t diagnosed with bipolar disorder until she was in her fifties. Glenn talked about how what she saw her sister and nephew go through inspired her to create a group to help educate the rest of us about mental health issues, which affect one out of four of us. All of them were truly lovely to meet. 🙏🏽 #mentalhealthawareness month
YOU’RE INVITED: Join @glennclose Calen Pick and Bring Change to Mind leaders and students for a conversation about the power of advocacy, science, and youth leadership to reduce stigma and create positive change in the world of mental health. We have a limited number of BC2M community free tickets available via the link in our profile! #mentalhealth#TheFutureIsStigmaFree#mentalhealthawarenessmonth