Increasing awareness around mental health is an essential component for moving toward mental health and wellness in our communities. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses and mental wellness.
We applaud and appreciate the efforts of those with a strong voice and platform who speak up about the significance of mental health and the importance of increasing conversations on the topic as a way to destigmatize mental illness.
Here are a few highlights of recent interviews and statements by those in the public eye who are helping to amplify this important conversation:
NBA star Kevin Love shares his longtime struggle with anxiety and depression and encourages others to “speak their truth.”
Actor and activist Glenn Close discusses the importance of conversation on mental health to look out for one another and to also end the stigma surrounding mental health.
CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo pleas to remove the stigma of mental health, claiming it would be his one wish if a genie came out of a bottle.
Singer, songwriter, rapper, and presenter Lizzo talks about the importance of self-care, self-love, acceptance, and owning up to your vulnerabilities.
Cookbook author and restaurateur Ayesha Curry opens up on the power of being vulnerable and speaking your own truth.