There was Parts of this Year When I was Mentally Struggling | Drea Wheeler Shares Her Story

A week ago, I read an article about your mental health and when you should be concerned about it. There was a Q&A and I figured I would do it for fun but at the end of it, I realized that there were some parts of this year when I was mentally struggling. During those times I had no idea what I was going through was a cry for help.... and this opened my eyes and mind to what mental health is and the importance of being aware of what the key tellers really are. It's something that DOES affect us all at different levels so it is even more important that we talk about it and bring more awareness to today. We are in our houses alone more, it's winter, it's the holidays and we can't see our family as much as we usually do. So let's talk about our feelings and how we feel a little bit more and listen a little bit harder. - Drea Wheeler @drea_wheeler

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A covered mouth alludes to being silenced. This is a mask that encourages speaking up. We need to destigmatize mental health, an issue that touches upon each of us. It does not discriminate by race, age, gender or any other demographic trait. No one is immune. Many suffer in silence.

Mindful Art x Mental Health highlights purposeful works of art and encourages conversation about mental health. The masks are a canvas for the unique artwork of artists/patients from Les Impatients, a local non-profit organization. Every piece tells the story of an artist struggling with mental health issues, sharing their journey to recovery through the power of creative expression. 10% of all proceeds are given back to the community to support and raise awareness for mental health.

We need to come together as a community to normalize talking about mental health, dispel the stigma and support those living with mental health issues. By sharing a thought or a story, your voice may open discussion and a door to helping someone's struggle.

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