Quick post today to speak on #mentalhealthmatters, a topic you should all know by now is quite dear to my heart for a number of reasons, like how it affects my own life, my family members and the all advocacy work I do to raise awareness here in Jamaica. I’m really happy to present the first public awareness campaign for mental health issues in Jamaica (that I know of in my lifetime)— an initiative mobilised by the Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Network (JAMHAN), of which I’m a member, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Montego Bay Sunrise (RCMBS), which I connected with via my sister Simone – they funded the production process.
It’s something I’m super-proud of because not only is it right on time with the whole world trending towards more freeing and open discussions around the subject, but I was also involved with the campaign/video on two levels— as JAMHAN founder Jhanille’s (remember her?) right-hand member/talent manager and also copywriter/production coordinator through Touch The Road— which I’m also heavily involved in.
As someone who has experienced the stigma and trepidation that comes with seeking help firsthand, plus is also really passionate about changing the conversation and attitude eventually, I am beyond psyched to be a part of this initiative and so moved to finally see it all come to life. AND it’s gonna be on national TV too!
Big up to Jhanille and the rest of the JAMHAN team that helped out, RCMBS outgoing president Doms (Dominique Fray), Splash Fyah, my right-hand girl and TTR partner and all the talents/mental health professionals that came through for us, namely:
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I’ve embedded the video below, so please watch, share, like and comment away! Join us as we raise awareness about #mentalhealthmatters and tackle the accompanying stigma one share/view at a time.
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