What Can You Do About Mental Illness?
- A powerful way to inspire hope is to share our stories
- Support people who are living with mental illness – keep asking them to socialize even if they mostly say no – it’s nice to know you care
- When we tell stories about what people have done when they are ill and laugh about it, we contribute to the stigma (this includes if the person is a celebrity)
- It’s OK if you don’t know the “right” thing to say (because there is no one right thing) – just knowing you care and spending time helps