Tomorrow kicks off Mental Illness Awareness Week. The goal is to work towards ending the stigmas around being mentally ill and having mental disorders.
It is important for people to feel like its ok to seek treatment, just like if it were for diabetes. People choose not to get treatment because they do not want to be one of those people with a mental health issue. They think that whatever it is they are going through they should be able to handle it themselves on the down low to be a normal person. But it not true. Taking care of yourself should not be seen as something that makes you weak, unfit, or bad. Taking care of yourself is what you should do to lead a healthy life.
That is what its about. Spreading information and letting people know its okay to seek help.