Mental Health: Myth vs. Fact

FACT: “One in five people experience a mental health issue in any given year. So that means if it doesn’t affect you personally, it likely affects someone you know and care about.”

Mental health is a topic that I’ve become deeply connected to. Following a near-death health scare with a family member in 2017, I began to realize how denial not only affects the person dealing with their own challenges, it affects the entire family. Communication, empathy, and simply listening without judgment is the only way towards healing. Self examining our own mental well-being on a regular basis could be a clue to those around us. We are connected beings — it’s crucial to find ways to create an open dialogue and check-in on the people closest to us. It’s ok to not be ok and it’s even more than ok to talk about it.

I’m on a mission to use my voice and platform to normalize the way we discuss mental health in our everyday lives. To kick of the New Year, I have proudly partnered with Well Being Trust and Why We Rise to dispel common myths surrounding mental health this month. Check out the 30 Day New Years Resolution Revolution and lets band together to end the stigma. #SponsoredPost


TV Host & Broadcast Journalist