I have suffered for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder my entire life from the age of 7. My teachers always thought I was the problem and not the people who continued to bully me from years. So what did they do to solve this? Well, they took me out of the class room everyday all day to talk to the principal. Therefore, I continuously kept getting in trouble for something I did not create nor could control. I did everything in my power to stop it but nothing worked because no one at school supported me. This heavily impacted my education and learning. Mental health is everything!
Contamination OCD, Anxiety, Panic Disorder. Many are unaware of their mental illness until they reach adulthood. Maybe with Mental Health 101 more people will figure out where they're struggling much earlier on and be able to get treatment.
I’m signing because I am a health teacher and our books are so old and don’t have much enough information on mental health. I did many different lessons with my students that talked about mental health and why it’s so important and I still wish I could have done more. In the next school year, I really want to focus and go more in depth on mental health with my middle school students. After this pandemic and being virtual, students and our future generation are going to need the confidence, love, and respect in themselves to survive in this cruelly beautiful world. Thank you Selena for helping this cause grow and sowing the seed of hope! Xo
I deal with Depression & Anxiety & Autism & all 3 cause me to have bad mental health, but I’ve also been in counseling/therapy, & I do support therapy, but I’m not in it right now because I’ve got issues to speak about that have to remain secret, but can’t currently, so I’ve got to wait, but anyways support mental health activism, so that’s why I’m signing.