I want to ask your support for my Unwind Your Mind book Project which is asking celebrities and non-celebrities to come together and share five things which help them feel good. (Like the mental health equivalent of your 5-a-day)
The aim is to break down the stigma associated with mental health problems and to show that everyone goes through a tough time at some stage.
The project will do this by bringing the focus back to mental wellness and the things that make you feel good. A large percentage of the money raised will go to a suicide prevention charity.
You can get involved by telling me:
1. Describe a time that you found difficult and what helped you through it.
2. Describe five things which help you Unwind your Mind.
We often hear about the importance of instilling the 5-a-day into our diet for our physical health, we want to introduce the same concept for your mental health.
A recent study into mental health attitudes in Ireland found while 94% of people in Ireland feel that mental health problems can affect anyone, one in two people would not want anyone to know they had a problem. I believe this is because when people talk about mental health they focus on the illness aspect of it, adding to the stigma.
Tackling the stigma associated with mental health problems will not happen overnight. However, this project has the potential to affect change, and encourage people to focus on mental wellness and not mental illness.
It will only take a few minutes of your time, but your impact will be far-reaching.
I hope to hear from you soon,