Guide for Sharing Lived Experience
How to Share Your Mental Health Story
Mental health is complex. But, communicating about it doesn’t have to be.That’s why we’ve put together a guide for sharing lived experiences to help individuals share their mental health stories. Research suggests that elevating the voices of people experiencing mental health issues promotes understanding and combats stigma. Our guide will dive into items for consideration and best practices for sharing your story. Use our guide when creating blog posts, videos, social posts, and presentations to help convey your message. Here’s what we’ll cover:
- What is lived experience?
- Why sharing your story is important
- Safe and effective messaging for sharing your story
- Items for consideration to protect your own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of others