I am 1 in 4
The official statistic for people suffering with mental health issues is one in four. That’s a huge number, yet there is an equally huge stigma surrounding mental health. I Am 1 In 4 mental health campaign was named for this statistic and is the brainchild of Tom Wavre, who firmly believes that stigma does not derive from malice or spite but from ignorance.
How did I get involved?
I first became involved with I Am 1 In 4 mental health campaign after I tentatively submitted one of my early blog articles (Snow) to them to be republished on their website and social media. It was the first time I’d put my writings out into the world beyond my online friend lists, and I didn’t seriously expect them to accept it. But, I thought, what was the worst that could happen?
I was completely and utterly over the moon when they contacted me to say they were going to publish it! My self-indulgent musings and ramblings were considered worthwhile by those who did not know me. Hurrah!!
Emboldened, I submitted more of my ramblings and was delighted again when they too were republished.
How can 1in4 help you?
I am 1 in 4 seeks to get people talking about mental health and subsequently break the stigma that surrounds it.
They’re constantly on the lookout for fresh takes and new stories, the more voices the better!