Starting Thursday, April 7, 2016, support mental health with the hashtag #imnotashamed. You can post a picture or post a message and a quote you found. But say WHY you are not ashamed. It doesn’t work if you just post the hashtag and don’t say why.
The purpose is to say something. The purpose is to talk so we can get rid of stigma. And that has to start with all of us. Examples below.
Share it with @BeaconTreeFoundation on Facebook or @Beacon_Tree on Twitter, beacontreeorg on Pinterest. Or share with whatever organization you want to reference, NAMI, AFSP etc.
Share on the social media of your choice: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest. That way we can really make a statement. Share those posted by your friends to your page and with other organizations that support mental health.
Here are some phrases to give you ideas what to say:
Insert your own phrases, these are just ideas.
#imnotashamed to talk about mental illness
#imnotashamed to support those with mental illness
#imnotashamed that I suffer from the illness of depression
#imnotashamed that my son died by suicide
#imnotashamed to be a suicide survivor
#imnotashamed to be a suicide loss survivor
#imnotashamed to be in recovery from addiction
#imnotashamed to be an addict
#imnotashamed to talk about addiction as an illness
#imnotashamed of my sister who suffers from a mental illness
Samples of visuals to represent your statement
Be creative. Use one of these. Or follow an example below:
- The easy Grab. Right click the image, save, post, share
2. Thank you to Angel for your bold statement below. Great example.
3. Example of my share
4. Example with a picture of you loved one. You can just post a picture of your child, sister, brother, mother, uncle etc and say what you want to say in your post.
#imnotashamed my child suffered from depression and died by suicide