Mental Health is NOT “Nothing”

Mental Health is NOT “Nothing”

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we wanted to save the most intentional video for last. Mental Health is NOT nothing, but EVERYTHING. Mental wellbeing affects all areas of our lives, from productivity to feeling fulfilled to finding happy relationships. When mental health is ignored, we lose touch with what’s really important and end up in places we don’t want to be. We hope that this message of “MENTAL HEALTH IS NOT NOTHING” gets shared around the world!

Thank you for supporting the work we do and happy end of May!

Do you always say “I’m fine” even though you’re not? This video is for you: https://youtu.be/7REsnC0G8OQ

Writer: Michal Mitchell
Script Editor & Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Carina (new animator)
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

References:
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O. Schroeder, Michael. “The Physical and Mental Toll of Being Angry All the Time.” U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, 26 Oct. 2017, health.usnews.com/wellness/mind/articles/2017-10-26/the-physical-and-mental-toll-of-being-angry-all-the-time.
“A Blueprint for Protecting Physical Health in People with Mental Illness.” The Lancet Psychiatry, 2019, www.thelancet.com/commissions/physical-health-in-mental-illness.