It can be hard to know how to open up to your friends and family about your mental health struggles. You might feel like you're burdening them, or that they won't understand.
But talking openly and honestly about your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It can help you feel more connected to the people around you, and it can also help them better understand and support you.
If you're not sure how to start the conversation, we've got some tips for you. Keep reading for advice on how to talk to your friends and family about your mental health struggles.
Since 2000 The Mental Health Foundation has been raising awareness and fostering a space for us to openly talk about our mental health, providing resources and advice to help us look after it. The campaign focuses on a different theme each year, and in 2021, we’re looking to Nature for a better connection with our psychological and emotional health.