Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is essential at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Everyone experiences highs and lows throughout their lives and finding a supportive mental health professional to help manage those times is essential. One in every four people globally has some of the different types of mental illness at some point in their life. We seek medical attention and treatment for any form of physical illness or disease, but why do we neglect mental illness?
Society is beginning to recognize the importance of talking openly about mental health and how stigma can affect individuals. Having this critical conversation about mental health is vital to decreasing this stigma and people to get access to resources that are needed. We have a responsibility to eliminate the stigma within our community associated with mental health.
Special thanks to my tribe with helping to educate everyone about the importance of addressing your mental health and reducing the stigma. Check out the link below to purchase your t-shirt and join the movement to educate people about the importance of treating your mental health. https://michaelgatson.com/
The Don’t Label Me shirt: Represents Don’t Label Me because I have decided to take care of my mental health. One great way to overcome the stigma is by acknowledging the importance of our mental health and well-being improving people’s attitude towards mental health and increase the willingness to talk about our mental health struggles with a licensed therapist.
The MaGnet shirt: Represents I have a purpose in this life. I am surrounding myself by those who make me better. I am a magnet for joy, love, and abundance. I am enough. Who are you attracting? Who is in your circle? Because your circle should want to see, you win. Your circle should be pushing you every day. Your circle should encourage your growth.
Therapist Notes: Take the first step towards eliminating the stigma and improving yourself by just talking to one person that you trust. If the problem persists, start with your primary care physician and ask for a referral. Remember, mental illness is common and can be treated, and do not let the stigma stop you from getting and retaining your treatment. Success is kind of like The Dark: Nothing to be afraid of, but still a common fear. Investing in yourself is important because you get for free what everyone else is struggling for: love, happiness, acceptance, & energy. Permanence can only come eternally. Defining what you need externally to stay happy creates limitations, restricting your pleasure to those conditions. When you know your vision, nothing can stop you.
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