The digital world can be pretty darn handy when it comes to offering us health-related apps and introducing us to online mental health advocates, but now there’s another way to celebrate the good days and acknowledge the bad, all with a simple tweet. Find out why so many people are now #TalkingAboutIt, and how it can help those struggling and/or succeeding with their mental health.

Started by B+C contributor Sammy Nickalls, the intention of #TalkingAboutIt is just that: to encourage people to talk about their mental health issues. It all started when Sammy tweeted, “If you feel comfortable, talk about your mental health the same way you’d talk about your physical health. Joke, share, be raw and open.” Adding, “When it comes to mental health — and many other issues, really — the only way to end the stigma is to keep the conversation going.”

From there the hashtag was sparked. “In fact, if you want to join me,” Sammy continued, “I’m going to make more of an effort to talk about my mental health with the hashtag #TalkingAboutIt”

And people are definitely talking. It may not be easy, but it can be so crucial.

Some folks are being open about their struggles…

Others are sympathizing and empathizing…

And still others are offering support…

Thank you for #TalkingAboutIt! We totally support you and are sending you all strength and support!

Do you feel better after #TalkingAboutIt? Tweet us @BritandCo!

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