When it comes to mental health, there's only one A-List advocate that always comes to mind.
Society seems to believe they know what depression is. They stigmatize it and make it impossible for others without depression to understand. Here are 5 common misconceptions about depression.
For years, Adele has blown us away with her unbelievable vocals, her head-turning beauty and her awesome English accent. It turns out, though, that this songstress is a lot more like us "normal" people than we may have thought.
I truly thought I was one of those people who had one slump, one period of depression which needed medication. I believed I was one of those people who would have the story of the illness, followed by learning, then recovery, then health. I thought the illness would be a thing that had happened, that could be boxed away separately, not a part of who I was. But it is. This is my brokenness.
After being asked to write three things he wished his teachers knew about him, 8th grader Austin Saunders articulated a powerful statement. Then his teacher responded with something even better.
Listening goes a long way, and you'd be surprised to know the amount of people who are tired of getting wisdom from others and instead just want to be heard by those whom they hold dear to their heart.
Imagine what would happen if we treated physical illness the way we treat mental illness. People would be walking around with broken bones, serious cases of the flu, and no hope for improvement or healing.