Time to Talk Day – February 1, 2018

by Kevin Einbinder

Did you know that today is national “Time to Talk Day?” It’s a day that takes place in the United Kingdom and brings together the U.K. to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems.

Too often, people who experience a mental health problem are also expected to take the lead on talking about mental health in the wider sense. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.

Mental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.

Since Time to Talk Day first launched in 2014, it has sparked millions of conversations in schools, homes, workplaces, in the media and online.

To learn more about Time to Talk Day, please visit:

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day-2018

As you may know, in the United States we have Mental Health Month and Mental Illness Awareness Week. We’ll be providing information on both of those events throughout 2018.

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