Agree or Disagree: Mental Health Issues are too hard to talk about over Social Media.


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You may, or may not be aware that this is Mental Health Awareness Week.

For those who are not aware what it is, you can click here.

I do post a lot of different…conversation  pieces on Facebook and Twitter and this blog. Things like dating, sex, politics, religion . They all get a good conversation and different perspectives involved.

I also post stuff on mental illness from time to time.  With the exception of one that went horribly sideways, generally there is not a lot of comments on the topic.

It has lead to me wonder about something.

Is the actual topic of mental illness and mental struggles too tough and perhaps too personal to discuss over Social Media? As much as we think there is an openness to this, that is something very personal?

What are your thoughts?

Agree or Disagree: We are having better conversations about Mental Health


Agree or Disagree: We are having better conversations about Mental Health

Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.

Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.

About 1% of Canadians will experience bipolar disorder (or “manic depression”).

You can read more at this link http://www.cmha.ca/media/fast-facts-about-mental-illness/#.UuhRYygQFok

Clearly, it would seem that there are more conversations, more awareness about mental health.

Do you think we are having better conversations about Mental Health?

Let’s talk about that.