Quite arguably one of the most misunderstood and taboo topics in the world: Mental Health. The BBC bring you a 90 minute open, safe and heartfelt discussion in front of a live studio audience about mental health.
In this day and age we live our lives between screens and we are comparing ourselves more and more to everyone else around us. Have they got more followers than me, more likes than me, more views than me on social media. How have they got that brand new watch, car, new trainers and i haven’t? Why is she so good looking and I’m not, why can’t i have a bum like hers? We are constantly bombarded from when we wake up to when we go to sleep with images, statuses and lifestyles. That quite frankly make us question who we are and what we are doing. Many of us feel we are not good enough when we truly are.
We live in a world where we can connect to people on the other side of the world in seconds. We live in amazing times, with amazing leaps and bounds in technology happening daily. Despite all these amazing things with technology at our fingertips, so many of us feel more lonely, more segregated and are constantly comparing ourselves to others when we should be looking at our own personal positives.
The BBC team at 1Xtra and the Asian Network teamed up to bring us a 90 minute discussion hosted by Twin B and Bridgitte Tetteh with a guest panel including Adam Deacon and Nolay amongst others. All recorded in front of a live studio audience and broadcasted live on BBC 1Xtra and the BBC Asian Network.
A forward thinking and outstanding move from the BBC and part of a year long campaign ‘My Mind And Me’ is what we need to see more of in this day and age. People need to feel safe in coming forward about the problems they may be facing without worrying about the stigma of being labeled or stereotyped.
A 90 minute open, honest and safe discussion getting people to discuss the issues they have felt or they may have been through with loved ones. A massive hats of to the BBC and all the people who have worked so hard behind the scenes to make this event happen. No one should ever feel scared or alone or worried about saying they need help.
If your struggling with any mental illness please speak to someone. Don’t go it alone, speak to family, friends, a DR or message me: ThatGuyMyme on any of my social media platforms. Never ever feel like you are alone please.
‘Depression isn’t a sign of weakness, its a sign that we have tried to be to strong for to long.’
Watch the full video below: