“How are you?” – This has turned into a way to just get a conversation started. The answer is easy, automatic really – “good”, “fine”, “okay.” But how are you?
Really. How are you?
We want to create a safe space to share stories, seek help, and support others going through the same troubles. #OkayMovement shows people experiencing mental health issues that they are not alone.
Your stories are important and there is hope.
Joining the #OkayMovement is simple.
Post a selfie style photo on Instagram while holding up a paper that imitates a smile.
If you’re interested in writing a blog post for us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Now is the time for change – You deserve this time. Someone cares about you! Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go. Even if you have an incredibly long to-do list, take a few minutes in the day to reconnect with yourself.”
“Remember you are not alone. Be a shoulder to lean on, an ear that listens or a hug that offers love and support. The world is a better place when we are here for each other.”
“We will no longer feel ashamed of our depression, anxiety, OCD, postpartum, bi-polar and many other mental disorders that several of us Canadians face but are too scared to come forward because of the fear of being ridiculed.”
DO I LOOK OKAY?
Check out some of the images shared by people participating in the #OkayMovement.
Join the movement by sharing a similar picture and help us raise awareness about mental health issues.