This Twitter hashtag got users talking Monday about their mental health. And that’s a good thing.
It’s heartwarming to see mental health-related topics trending on Twitter. The top trending hashtag is inviting people to share the state of their own mental health in five words, and the responses reveal the whole gamut of experiences.
There were brave tweets. Tweets admitting professional help. Messages of despair, hope and improvement. Others revealed mental health is a constant project, an ongoing work in progress.
The conversation has started. And that’s why this is a good thing.
Hello Darkness, my old friend
— Matthew T. Miller (@mattttmillerrrr) December 18, 2017
You don't know pain until you're staring at yourself in the mirror with tears streaming down your face and you're begging yourself to just hold on and be strong.
THAT is pain.
— ANISHA x BTS (@anishaxbts) December 18, 2017
#MyMentalHealthIn5Words "actually surprisingly well adjusted considering"
— dave❗️ (@xDavidTaylorx) December 18, 2017
Finally making myself a priority 👍🏻 #MyMentalHealthIn5Words
— Vicky Jones (@VickyJones7) December 18, 2017
It’s ok to struggle sometimes. #MyMentalHealthIn5Words
— Beth Edwards (@bethedwardsuk) December 18, 2017
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the Canadian suicide hotline, available 24/7, at 1-800-668-6868. For more information on suicide and to find help nearest you, visit the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.