Talking openly about mental health isn’t easy. It can be a polarising topic. There are still some pretty awful out-dated views on mental health which instil fear in people. Fear of those with mental ill health. For those who are unwell, the stigma instils a fear of rejection and discrimination.
When we talk openly about mental health, particularly on social media platforms, we are allowing the world to see us at our most vulnerable. And feeling vulnerable is super uncomfortable.
It’s also a powerful tool for connection; when we are open about our vulnerabilities, it opens to door for others to do the same. It’s like a ‘knowing nod’. I hear you, I see you, I understand you. You’re sharing your story, but in doing so, you’re sharing the story of many others too.
That’s exactly why we wanted to take our hats off to these YouTubers. In recognition of their courage and for kick-starting conversations surrounding mental health. With buckets of gratitude too.
- 1. Jacks Gap
3. Emily Rose
4. Marina Watanabe
5. Keira Rose
6. Jonny Benjamin
7. John Green
8. Samantha Chapman, Pixiwoo
9. Tom Ridgewell, DarkSquidge
10. Beckie Brown
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