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Room 9 Collaboration: World Mental Health Day

Did you know that it’s world mental health day?

Each year on October 10th, thousands of mental health supporters unite in an effort to bring awareness and advocate against the stigma surrounding mental health. It’s a topic that means the world to us and we’re happy to be able to do our part- today and every day!

We know that the battle surrounding mental health is a big one, and it can seem like it’s a mountain that simply won’t budge.

But the truth is, we all have a part to play! So what can you do to raise awareness?

If you’re struggling, ask for help.

We know it’s been said, but it’s true. If you’re having trouble fighting this battle on your own; the best thing you can do is be vocal. It takes a lot of courage- but when you step out and ask for help it will meet you. And now someone else who may not have that same courage can pull on yours. Start a ripple effect for the good!

Realize that the battle is not an identity.

A human being fighting for their mental health is not depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia. They are a person who is fighting to get better. When we change our words to something like “Oh yes, he’s been fighting off depression for a while now but he’s getting better” rather than “oh he’s just depressed.” It shows the ones that we love that we are in their corner!

Spread a little kindness.

Go ahead, open that door for your neighbor. Tell your cashier that you like their hair. A little kindness can go a long way, and it might be the very thing that changes someone’s life!

Here at Spectrum, we believe that with the right tools and help you can overcome anything. To learn more about what we’re doing to help those battling mental health and/or addiction, listen to the podcast today!

About Room 9:

Sean is honored and excited to work with those who are passionate about changing and improving their everyday life as both a recovery coach, as well as through his podcasts and blog. Sean leads his audience down a path where they are able to discover their own brilliance and power in order to achieve a life that is centered on their own dreams, values, and goals. Having walked his own journey through substance abuse, Sean is a wealth of experience & hope for his listeners.

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