The Hidden Struggle: A World Mental Health Day Discussion


Join us for a thought-provoking event in partnership with the Kevin Love Fund and Morgan’s Message! In recognition of World Mental Health Day, we are coming together to shed light on the often unseen battles individuals face within themselves, and the profound impact of embracing vulnerability as a crucial step towards mental well-being.

Our journey of exploration and empowerment will honor the bravery it takes to confront hidden struggles and celebrate the strength found in vulnerability. Together, we will advocate for open conversations around mental health, fostering understanding, empathy, and a shared commitment to breaking down barriers that prevent individuals from seeking the support they deserve.

Event Highlights

Panel Discussion

Mental health advocates, professionals and individuals with lived experiences will delve into the nuances of hidden struggles and the power of vulnerability. They will explore the challenges people face when concealing their mental health issues and share personal stories of overcoming such obstacles. The panel aims to inspire and uplift, breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health.

Journaling and Self-Exploration

Attendees will engage in a guided writing exercise that prompts self-reflection and encourage them to explore moments when they felt compelled to hide their struggles – unraveling the emotions tied to these experiences. Through journaling, attendees will embark on a journey towards self-discovery and the recognition of vulnerability.

Safe Space for Sharing

We recognize the importance of creating an environment where individuals feel safe to open up about their struggles. Attendees will be invited to share their journaling reflections in small groups, fostering a sense of connection and empathy. This segment of the event aims to demonstrate the value of supportive communities in dismantling the barriers to vulnerability.

Honoring the Courage to Share

A central theme of the event will be the acknowledgment of the courage it takes to unveil one's hidden struggles. By sharing personal anecdotes and stories of transformation, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how vulnerability plays a pivotal role in mental health recovery.

Reinforcing the Importance of Authenticity

Our discussion will underscore how stigma around mental health conversations often prevents us from sharing our stories with each other, which can delay the healing process. The event will emphasize the significance of embracing one's authentic self and reaching out for support when needed.

Let's shine a light on the hidden struggles and create a world where mental health thrives without the weight of secrecy.

If you have questions about this event, or need more information, please reach out to Shannon Kopp at [email protected].