Extend the Conversation: Marco & Aaron
Above, Marco gives us another uneasy fact on mental illness. Below, Aaron shares his experience. "My experience with mental illness has not consisted of me personally suffering. It has involved me being in a supportive role for a family member and a couple of close friends. It affects me everyday through the people that I care about. A lot of individuals suffer from different forms of mental illness, so it's important that you give them support in the ways that they need. When someone you care about is struggling, it can be difficult for you to hear, but it is much more difficult for them to talk about it. These difficult conversation can make such a huge overall impact in the life of a person with a mental illness. Even though #BellLetsTalk day is over for this year, it is essential for us all to pursue putting an end to the stigma around mental illness."