talking with someone with mental illness


start a conversationmental illness has many faces. unfortunately, stereotypes of mental illness have been perpetuated by the media. lack of awareness and understanding creates misperceptions about persons with mental illnesses.

the resources here can help you start a real life conversation with someone living with mental illness.

the personal accounts found here are true stories of real people and their experiences with mental illnesses. they have chosen to share their stories to inspire others and help people understand that mental illnesses are real, common, and treatable—and that recovery is possible.


conversation starters


coming soon: helpful articles on simple ways to start a conversation about mental health.

talking with an employee or co-worker about their illness