VIE (very important email)

There’s a very important email petition going down at E4MH (equality4mentalhealth) HQ.

A number of public leaders, presenters, authors, sports personalities, and educators such as Ruby Wax, Joanna Lumley, Norman Lamb, Alistair Campbell, Danny Boyle, Michael Morpurgo and Sir Steve Redgrave, amongst many more, are behind this strong message to government that we have an opportunity to make a difference to our entire country, right here, right now.

It involves letting Chancellor George Osborne & Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt know that more compassion and investment is needed in order to bring our mental health to the same level of importance and proactive research & development that our physical health receives.

Basically, if we don’t tell them en masse, they’re just going to ignore the whole thing, and we’ll be fighting the system in vain, forever and ever.

We have lots of hashtag campaigns that are brilliant and are part of the mental health movement — #imnotashamed, #itaffectsme, #endstigma, #stopstigma — but this is the crucial one, this is the one that tells the government that we are serious and we want things to change.

This is one petition that affects every person on this planet — because how we all behave and think and feel is entirely linked to everything and everyone around us, and how they also think, behave and feel. We can stem at youth a lot of the stress that we have created in society, but we do have to start now, because time is not stopping for us to catch up.

Share this link. Sign up. Discuss it on social media. This is #PeoplePower in its truest form. We can change our future for the better.

By Yvie Johnson

"You are the root of your success."
Turbulent times will bring out the best in you, to make you stronger for yourself, and for others. Living with ME(cfs) and Bipolar Disorder, I'm taking one day at a time and arming my spirit and body with joy, love and gratitude for the journey ahead.