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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day.

This year, it comes at a time where our lives are filled with anxiety, depression and isolation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here at Socksmith we believe that true beauty is being your true self, without fear of judgement from others, and we want you to know, it’s OK not to be OK.

Pandemic or not, we continue to partner with The Trevor Project. An organization, so close to our hearts, which focuses on providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ + community.

Recent studies from The Trevor Project are more devastating than ever, and key findings show that 3/4 of transgender and nonbinary youth and Black LGBTQ youth are feeling more isolated than at the start of COVID-19. In addition, they are losing access to the mental health care they once had, due to country-wide lockdowns and a limitation in resources. 

The past months have brought many challenges: for key workers, going to work fearful of bringing this rampant infection home with them; for students, adapting to taking classes from home, with little contact with their peers and friends, and anxious about their futures; for workers whose livelihoods are threatened; for the vast number of people caught in poverty or in fragile humanitarian settings with extremely limited protection from COVID-19; and for vulnerable people with existing mental health conditions, many experiencing even greater social isolation than ever before.

We would like to thank The Trevor Project for building a community of beautiful people who support one another. They serve as a reminder that you're not in this alone. Together, we can do so much.

We urge you to remember that mental health is invisible. Be kind, listen hard and ask “how are you?” today.

 

Resources

The Trevor Project - offering 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ + youth 

Call - 1-866-488-7386

Visit -  TrevorLifelineTrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, TrevorSpace.

SAMHSA - 24/7 support for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders

Call - 1-800-662-4357

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 24/7 help and suicide prevention

Call - 1-800-273-8255

 

 

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