Mental Health Illness is a serious concern that must be given immediate attention.
Having gone through depression and NSSI (Non-Suicidal Self Injurious) and learning that a lot of teenagers are suffering from different kinds of mental health illness without being given the proper diagnose, help and medication --- these reasons urged us to take a thousand steps forward.
In a country where psychiatrists and help are very limited, we aim to raise fund to be able to educate parents on how to handle children suffering from mental health illness and equip them to be volunteers so we can build a community that will help the country.
#Hug2Heal is a project of #FAMHS to make a more loving and more accepting environment and break the stigma that goes along with Mental Health Illness.
We aim to gather volunteers who are willing to hug one person at a time for at least 20 seconds with 8 or more people in a day. This will help build the serotonin in an individual and will make him/her feel valued and co-existing with everyone.
We are also in the process of inviting speakers who can share their expertise and knowledge, for everyone to understand what is mental health, how can it be addressed, what kind of support is needed and the importance of breaking the stigma of surrounding it.
This will initiate as a quarterly gathering and hopefully becomes a monthly or even weekly activity for each barangay in my city and each city in the country.
It may sound like a big dream but nothing is impossible for a great cause. We have started a page called #FAMHS or #FightAgainstMentalHealthStigma to create awareness and a more accepting community especially to those with mental health illness.
We are knocking to your generous heart to help me make this dream come true because prevention is always better than cure. If there will be more accessible help within any community, we are hoping that suicidal rates will slowly decrease.
Thank you so much and may we be granted of our heart's desires.
#MentalHealthWellness #MentalHealthAwareness #FAMHS #FightAgainstMentalHealthStigma #Hug2Heal