- Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
Sometimes our words hide how we really feel. Introducing #MoreToTheStory, a new public awareness campaign that encourages people to look beyond words like "I'm OK" and recognize the signs that someone may be struggling with their mental health. Normalizing the conversation about mental health empowers people to talk and get the help they need. When you think something feels off, ask, listen, encourage, check in.
A social media component featuring conversation starters, do's and don'ts, and ways to identify signs of depression anxiety launched this week alongside a website with resources and information on how to support a friend or loved one in need. A TV spot will begin running later this fall. Follow the campaign on social media:
You don't have to be an expert to support a friend in a time of need. Recognize the signs and start the conversation with someone you care about today.
- Visit: mass.gov/moretothestory
If you or someone you know needs immediate help in MA, please call 1-877-382-1609 to receive 24/7 emergency and crisis support.