Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 - How are you doing REALLY?
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week across the globe and coming up this weekend on October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Although we have an ongoing open conversation about mental health in academia here on R Voice, I wanted to specifically talk about it this week.
Because of the world we live in, we often feel like we constantly have to have everything together. But that's not true. I'm putting this post out to remind your that we're only human and we're all doing the best we can. Most of us don't get it right on a daily basis and it's okay to admit that. When someone asks us how we're doing, we shouldn't feel forced to respond with "I'm okay or I'm fine" if that's not how we feel.
And that's why I'm starting this thread. To ask you - How are you doing REALLY?
If you're not feeling your best today or you're feeling low, frustrated, or overwhelmed, that's perfectly okay. Better days are around the corner and you'll get through this 🙂
P.S. Please don't feel forced to reply. If all this post has done is make you feel like it's okay for you to not be okay, then that's more than enough for me. Take care everyone!