Why we need to tell our children it’s all right not to feel okay

via Why we need to tell our children it’s all right not to feel okay

First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action.

“Nearly one in two Irish people (45%) would not want others to know if they were experiencing a mental health problem, according to a new survey.

With January commonly seen as a bleak period, many people are more vulnerable to experiencing poor mental health and depression in the period after Christmas.

New figures released by First Fortnight – a mental health arts festival that begins in 17 counties across Ireland from New Year’s Day – found that 45% of people would not want anyone to know that they were experiencing mental health problems.”

http://www.firstfortnight.ie/2018/01/03/nearly-one-in-two-people-would-not-want-others-to-know-they-are-experiencing-a-mental-health-problem-survey/