it’s World Mental Health Day!

Super article.

not your average crochet

Since I work in the mental health field, advocating for the end of stigma and for acceptance, understanding, and proper treatment is part of what I do.  Therefore it seemed natural for me to make a post about it (and yes, I’ll relate it to knitting & crocheting)!

Almost 20% of adults in the United States had a mental illness in 2013 (source), and I feel that that number will get higher as the pressures from society slowly grow and as more people come forward for help.  That’s 1 in 5 adults now, though.  Think about how many adults you know.  Yeah.

Check out this video by John Oliver to learn even more about the mental health situation in the United States (but only if you don’t mind cursing and some dirty jokes).

So what do you do if you think somebody close to you might be having…

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