IT'S OKAY TO....NOT FEEL OKAY

Everyone should know that it is okay not to be okay. Talking about mental health and feelings is no longer taboo.

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Mental health stigma and discrimination and young people

Mental health affects everyone and no one should ever feel ashamed or embarrassed to talk about their feelings, worries - even if it's hard to find the right words to say.  

But many young people in Scotland don’t tell anyone if they are struggling with their mental health because they often feel that their worries and concerns are not taken seriously enough by adults when it comes to mental health.

Some figures say that one in ten young people will experience a mental health condition, however more recent research suggests that around 40% young people struggle with their mental health.

Everyone should know that it is okay not to be okay.  Talking about mental health and feelings is no longer taboo. Watch the campaign video here!

We know that you've got lots of views about what 'it's okay' means to you. So, we've set up a special campaign page called itsokay.tv where you can find out what others are saying 'it's okay to...' And then post your own ideas or just agree with the ones that strike a chord with you most. Get involved by clicking itsokay.tv NOW!

 

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seemescotland
13 hours ago

It’s okay to have a rubbish day, ask for help and say exactly how you feel. #itsokayto #mentalhealth pic.twitter.com/y74FW5tSFF

seemescotland
15 hours ago

Very often books can help you understand your feelings. What books have gotten you through a difficult time? https://t.co/N1lvDnQxWA

seemescotland
18 hours ago

Number of NHS #mentalhealth staff who have taken sick leave because of their own mental health issues has risen. https://t.co/cHfuvFnbua