This week’s Wishlist Wednesday pick is inspired by today’s #BellLetsTalk initiative, which was created to encourage conversations about mental health and work towards ending the stigma around mental illness. I’m so glad that initiatives like this exist because it works to bring people together to support and love each other.
I know I’m not the only one who’s had a loved one confide that they’re suffering from or have suffered from mental illness, including depression and anxiety. It’s hard to know what to do sometimes — do I try to talk to them or do I leave them to figure things out on their own? — but then, I saw this tweet:
— HarperCollinsCa (@HarperCollinsCa) January 27, 2016
I had already had Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive on my radar (I do work for its publisher, after all) but up until this point I hadn’t realized just how important it is for me to read it. It sounds like the perfect life-affirming book to help others — or yourself — in times of darkness.
Have you read Reasons to Stay Alive? Did you participate in the #BellLetsTalk initiative?