Thursday, May 23, 2024

On World Mental Health Day, We Can Learn How to Show Up for Each Other

On October 10th,  we commemorate World Mental Health Day, which presents an opportunity for people and communities to raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health as a universal human right.

There is a lot to celebrate about the Latine community, and one of those things is how close we are as a community. We are taught to embrace a sense of unity and closeness, to stick together and to care for one another. But to show up for one another also means to fight the stigma surrounding mental health amongst our own people. To ask check-in on people about their mental wellbeing. To normalize conversations about mental mental. And to also share and promote resources that will help start and guide those conversations. 

Our team has partnered with the Ad Council on a few national campaigns that encourage an open dialogue about mental health. From Seize the Awkward, which targets teens and young adults to Sound it Out, which targets parents, caregivers and middle school children. We have put together a series of events that are part of each campaign and aim to promote educational conversations and resources to help guide people in our community on their path to care for each other’s mental wellness. You can watch some of them below:

Seize the Awkward Campaign Events:

Sound it Out Campaign Events:

Make sure to share the videos with the people in your life, your friends, your family and loved ones. You can also visit the Ad Council’s Seize the Awkward and Sound it Out pages for more information and resources. And remember, the best way to commemorate today is to reach out to those you love and check in on them, every single day.