It Took A Mountain Of Courage For Him To Record This. Do You Know Someone Who Needs To See It?

Hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from mental illnesses. Every single one of them is different, but they have one thing in common. They battle stigma.

On top of the pain and turmoil their mental illness brings, they also battle the fear and shame that comes with being different in a way that people refuse to understand.


But every time one of them stands up and refuses to let the stigma force them to suffer in silence — every time they force people who have the luxury of a quiet mind to hear them — they make the world better for those who can't.

Thank you, Faris Khalifa, for being brave for the rest of us.

1 in 4 adults experience a mental health issue in a given year.

  • 1 in 2 are afraid of people with mental illness.
  • 9 in 10 people think its inappropriate to tell a coworker about your mental illness.
  • 2 in 3 people think there hasn't been any progress in mental health treatment in the last 20 years.
  • 4 in 5 people think having a mental illness is harder than having other illnesses.

Will you be part of the problem? Or will you be a compassionate ear?

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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