Welcome to the official website for The Mental Health Awareness Project!

The Mental Health Awareness Project is a mental health advocacy initiative that encourages people to spread awareness of mental health and mental illnesses. #MHAP project is on-going and will take place throughout the entire year of 2019. The judgment, ignorance, and stigma surrounding these topics never rest. Neither will we.

The project launches on January 1, 2019, but we are already working to spread awareness on important mental health issues today. Everyone deserves to be able to talk about their mental health, whether they’re doing well or aren’t, so they can get the care and treatment they need without fear of being judged or stigmatized. So many people suffer in silence for that very reason.

This will change.

The year 2019 is the year that we will start conversations.
The year 2019 is the year that everyone will know they are not alone.
The year 2019 is the year that everyone will know they always have someone to talk to.
The year 2019 is the year we will stop suffering in silence.
The year 2019 is the year that we will stop feeling ashamed, embarrassed, and worthless.

With your help, the year 2019 is the year that the stigma on mental health will be a thing of the past.
 
 

How it works

The primary ways that we strive to spread awareness is by encouraging everyone to write and share social media and blog posts. We created a specific topic schedule to ensure that each mental health topic will have dedicated discussions so that we can talk about them and educate. To view our topic calendar, please visit our Calendar of Events page.

You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. If you have at least one social media account, you can participate in The Mental Health Awareness Project. How? Check our Calendar of Events to see our topic schedule. Write or schedule your social media posts on any given day that we will be focusing on the topic(s) you’re interested in. Be sure to use our primary hashtag, #MHAP, so that others who are participating will be able to see your post, and so that we can share and promote it on our official social media accounts.

If you are a blogger who plans on participating in The Mental Health Awareness Project, you are already considered a member of #MHBlogFam, or our Mental Health Blogger Family. In order to participate in #MHAP, all you have to do is write or schedule your blog post(s) on any given day that we will be focusing on the topic(s) you’re interested in. Be sure to use our primary hashtag, #MHAP, as well as our mental health blogger hashtag, #MHBlogFam, so that others who are participating will be able to see your post, and so that we can share and promote it on our official social media accounts. Click here to read more on how you can get involved with your blog.
 
 

Our hashtags

Please be sure to use our hashtags! #MHAP is our primary one, but we encourage our bloggers to use #MHBlogFam in addition to our primary hashtag. We will be retweeting all posts that contain either of these hashtags. We ask that you join us in sharing said posts.
 
 

Food for thought…

If those who cast judgments would use their energy to understand and encourage rather than stigmatize, it would go a long way in helping someone feel as though they can reach out for proper care and treatment. As a result, his or her diagnosis would be more manageable and he or she would be able to function more easily in their every day life.

It will even save a life.

Isn’t that what everyone wants?
 
 

Need to get in touch?

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by filling out our Contact form, or you can contact Nicole Carman via email at contact@navigatingdarkness.com.

Be sure that you’re following The Mental Health Awareness Project on our social media accounts! We can use every bit of support that we can get and, if applicable, we will support you in return by following your accounts.