Mental health check: Attitudes are changing about mental health

by FOX Illinois News Team

“Kind is better” – not only the slogan for a youth mental health mission, but also a positive way to approach life during the best or worst of times.

“We’re definitely noticing attitudes changing towards talking about mental health.”

It’s happening slowly, but the stigma that’s kept people from comfortably talking about mental health is eroding. Famous people are going public with their mental health challenges.

“Kids will say to us, ‘We get classes in sex trafficking and human trafficking and this kind of health and that kind of health; why isn’t anyone talking to us about suicide?'”

The truth is, not talking about it is more dangerous.

Fox Illinois

Feb 7, 2019