Major kudos to Kristen Bell for this amazing interview to The Off Camera Show! I am so pleased that more and more celebrities are opening up about their struggles with mental health problems and explaining that there is absolutely no shame in taking medication.
It’s awesome that Kristen’s mum sat her down and talked to her about mental health and what to do if she ever felt that way- it’s definitely a talk I’ll be having with my kids (or cats).
The ‘sex talk’ is something that is expected of parents and for young people to prepare them for the world. Surly we should all be doing a similar thing with mental health?
As a teenager with severe depression and anxiety, I had no idea what was going on and so punished myself for feeling the way that I did and not being able to find a way out. Looking back, it’s so sad that I thought it was my fault and I’m sure thousands of other young people are going through the same thing. This is what drives me to keep working and why we desperately need to educate everyone on mental health and on how to look after ourselves.
Please spread the word with the hashtag #mentalhealthtalk and parents, please chat to your kids today!
I’ll be writing a post over the next couple of days with ideas on how to get the conversation started.
Big love to Kristen Bell for her positivity and openness.
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