The Mental Illness Awareness Week blog, sharing stories of recovery, personal experiences, and mental health/mental illness news.


Overcoming challenges

Our recent Facebook Page question “Have you ever struggled to find support for mental health issues?” got the MIAW team thinking...

We know the stigma of being labelled with having a mental illness keeps many people from seeking help. There have been several recent news articles about the widespread challenges facing young people who need to access mental health support. There are also studies that indicate that men, in particular, may face different issues than women.

What do YOU think are the major challenges to seeking help or finding support for mental health issues? What are some of the ways you can overcome them?