May is the Mental Health Awareness Month. It give us a unique opportunity to start as many conversations about the stigma of mental health.
ANI-MAY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Anime and Manga have been one of the few mediums that openly deals with issues like depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and many other conditions. Characters suffer from traumatizing experiences, constantly battling social anxiety, suicidal thoughts, guilt over the loss of a loved one… These themes eases us into a journey of hope that is at same time pure and uplifting, yet heartbreaking and bittersweet.
During the Animay 2018, we explored thirty Anime with different characters displaying a mental illness. We educated the public about the facts, statics and what they can do to bring those numbers down.
Wherever today finds you, we want to take this moment to say that we’re with you. We invite you to to learn more about mental illnesses through Anime and be part of the conversation. We are hopeful that with your support, we can change the statistics and make professional help accessible to everyone.