Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

It's Time to Talk, Face to Face

It's Time to Talk, Face to Face

Research this Time to Talk Day shows social media is affecting our ability to have deeper conversations with our loved ones.

Emily, a 28-year-old social media influencer, said she was guilty of having far fewer conversations.

He said: "We are committed to ensuring whenever we respond to someone experiencing a mental health crisis, they receive the most appropriate care possible and I am proud of the services we provide with our partners".

"I wasn't sure they'd understand why I shared something so personal as social media can be a very superficial place - full of memes", he explained.

"Having people reach out to me when I was feeling practically housebound was incredibly important". "To have a shoulder to cry on is one of the best gifts I've received from my friends".

Today is officially Time to Talk Day, as part of a campaign to encourage people to speak openly about mental health issues.

"We know with mental ill-health that prevention and early intervention are key factors in determining positive outcomes", she continued. Previous year I made a decision to be really honest with my followers and talk candidly about struggling with depression on Instagram.

The reasearch by mental health anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, also shows that nearly half of us in the city feel that social media updates mean we don't need to talk to our friends "in real life". "However, doing so connected me with an fantastic community of people I'd never met who became great friends and a great support".

To mark Time to Talk Day Ford is adding ten "Don't let mental health be the elephant in the room" liveried trailers to its United Kingdom transport operations. This corporate apathy felt by employees arrives at a time when awareness of mental health issues in the United Kingdom is on the rise. Celebrity supporters include Frankie Bridge, Dame Kelly Holmes, Dr Ranj Singh and Matt Johnson.

Jonah Stuckart, 2018 Youth Dream Bursary Recipient, drops the puck with David Gabert and Tara DeHeer from Canadian Mental Health Association for Lethbridge Hurricanes Jordy Bellerive, right, and Regina Pats Brady Pouteau for the mental health home game, Tuesday night at the Enmax Centre.

"It is surprising, not to mention a real shame, that such a large number of employees still feel there isn't enough mental health support available in the workplace, especially surprising as the topic has significantly increased in awareness in recent years". Join in the conversation online using the hashtag #timetotalk or visiting the website. Enter your location in the box below to find a counsellor near you.

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