Mental Health Week more than just a hashtag: experts

Experts say awareness about mental health needs to go beyond simply sharing a social media post or using a hashtag if the stigma attached to the issue is to be dismantled. October 9 to 15 marks Mental Health Week, a week-long campaign focused on promoting the widespread and varied illness. Chief executive of SANE Australia Jack Heath said the events were integral to shine the spotlight on the topic, but social engagement must go further. “I think it provides the opportunity to start conversations and then I think it’s subsequent to World Mental Health Day that we look for people…
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