“I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never,” Rowling said in the interview. “What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.”
Talking about mental health is an important first step in destigmatizing mental illness, which affects one in four people worldwide. The Empowerment Initiative will continue the conversation as it hosts UNL’s second “Text, Talk, Act” event May 7 from 12-1 p.m. in the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The event is part of a nationwide initiative and is open to UNL students and faculty.
Anyone can participate via Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #TextTalkAct.
Sample tweets include:
- Because conversation matters and #MentalHealthMatters. Let’s #TextTalkAct about it: bit.ly/TalkMatters
- What will you do when your friend needs help? #TextTalkAct to get informed. Coming May 7: bit.ly/texttalkact
- Because a small act of kindness can make a big difference. #TextTalkAct to be part of the change: bit.ly/texttalkact
- May 7: 1 hour. 4 people. 1 phone. That’s all it takes to be part of #TextTalkAct because #MentalHealthMatters! bit.ly/TTAWorks
Sample posts include:
- Because conversation matters. Because mental health matters. Let’s talk about it. bit.ly/TalkMatters
- What will you do when your friend needs help? Learn how to talk about it. Text, Talk, Act is coming May 7: bit.ly/texttalkact
- Take care of yourself. Take care of your friends. Learn how on May 7th. Text Talk Act: bit.ly/TTAWorks
- May 7: 1 hour. 4 people. 1 phone. That’s all it takes to be part of Text, Talk, Act because Mental Health Matters! bit.ly/texttalkact
- Mental Health Matters. How do you take care of yours? Text, Talk, Act about it on May 7: bit.ly/texttalkact
From all of us at the Empowerment Initiative and Creating Community Solutions, we hope to see millions of people nationwide participating in this important event May 7.