Your Voice Matters – World Mental Health Day

Sharing stories is one of the best ways we can spread awareness about mental health.

When we read or hear an inspiring story, it can give us hope and remind us that we are not alone. And for the storyteller, it’s an empowering tool — putting words to an experience can help someone feel better.

In honor of World Mental Health Day, we want to share some powerful and inspiring stories — we hope you’ll check them out below. 

Your voice is one of the most important tools you have. That’s why we’re partners with The Mighty, a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities. If you want to join in, here are some tips on how to Be Mighty and share your story

Let your voice be heard and thank you for being part of our JED Community.

What happens when one brother makes a courageous decision? Our partners at MOD Pizza share: Isaac Pizza Spotlight — The Arthur Emery Story.

NBA stars DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Love, and Chamique Holdsclaw know that asking for help is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Check out their stories and more from our partners at the NBA on cares.nba.com/mindhealth.

Carly realized she needed treatment and tools to feel better. Watch Carly’s inspiring story here.

Get Help Now

If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text, call, or chat 988 for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7. 

You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.

If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911 and explain that you need support for a mental health crisis.