GVTD has an AMAZING Facebook community!
For those of you unfamiliar with the Giving Voice to Depression FB community,
or with the power of social media to have an impact on mental health,
this is an exchange of support happening on our page right now.
One short hour ago we posted that a community member is in a dark place.
These are the replies that poured in with many more to follow,
if the past is an indicator.
We can make such a difference by just extending ourselves the littlest bit.
It is a beautiful thing!
(We know everyone posted on a social media site, but we’re still deleting their names and pictures out of respect for privacy)
Creativity As A Path Out Of Depression’s Fog (Matt Steady)
One of the dangers of not talking about mental health challenges,
is that people may not identify their struggles as an illness
and so not reach out for help and support.
Matt, who did not realize he was depressed and has never spoken about it,
shares his story and how creating music helped him clear depression’s fog.