Combat stigma associated with mental health challenges. Share your story! You are not alone.

The Hi F.I.V.E. movement began at Simon Fraser University.  Its campaign aims to eliminate stigma towards people experiencing mental health challenges or mental illness. 

It stands for:  Friendship      Invite conversations     Value everyone’s gifts     Eliminate stigma

As students, we take-on a lot.  Our mental health can be affected by stress from all aspect of our life. Emotional pain and mental struggles like depression, anxiety and grief and loss are common among us.   We don’t have to go through it alone. A diary can be an outlet for our most personal stories.  At SFU students are using traveling diaries to share their feelings, stories and expressions of how mental health or illness impacts them.

For students, sometimes writing about it helps and reading about what others are going through reminds us that we are not alone.

This post was inspired by all those involved in the Hi FIVE campaign at SFU.  Thank You all for sharing and inspiring us to want to share.  Follow the link to read about SFU’s Hi FIVE campaign.

http://www.sfu.ca/students/health/HiFIVE/About.html

 video link

The Hi FIVE movement invites everybody within campus communities to respect and embrace anyone experiencing mental health challenges or mental illness.  As Selkirk students, we are hoping to bring the Hi F.I.V.E journal project to our campuses and residence.

Share your story.  You are not alone.

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5 responses to “Combat stigma associated with mental health challenges. Share your story! You are not alone.

  1. I think it is powerful to have outlets for sharing our stories of both difficulty and resilience. thanks Jessie

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