PMITLH Board Talk -
You Are Not Alone
This is the message of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to remind each of us to “focus on the healing value of connecting, prioritizing mental health, and acknowledging that it’s okay to not be okay”. You can make a difference in the lives of those around you – reach out and check on family, friends, and co-workers that you haven’t talked to in a while, send a special nice thought to neighbors you haven’t seen lately, or do something extra nice for the person in line near you at the store. Watch for the clues that someone is “trying to be fine” and let them know you’re there to listen. Talk to your children about listening to their classmates for struggles and give them the opportunity to be a friend.
Especially in these times of volatility, uncertainty, and isolation, there are so many that need extra smiles. Be a light to help someone step away from the darkness. Bring in light to help yourself do the same. We’re all here to be here for each other.
Check out NAMI’s blog, personal stories, videos, digital toolkits, social media engagements, and national events. – there are a wealth of resources available from NAMI. You can download graphics, logos, and other items to share on social media. Download the Awareness Event Guide for even more information on how you can be involved. And remember, You Are Not Alone.
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PMITLH VP of Communications