One in four adults experience a mental health issue in a year. One in four. Look around you. If you're with a group of three friends, chances are you or one of your loved ones have experienced it first hand.
Yet it's still a taboo topic — a topic that many sufferers are afraid to talk about in fear they will be judged or shamed.
Sick of hiding his own experience with depression and anxiety, YouTuber Faris Khalifa decided to open up about the battle to let others know that it's OK to talk about it; that one shouldn't be ashamed or in fear that they will be judged.
During the six-and-a-half-minute long video, he doesn't say one word. The teary-eyed British man sits in silence as his writing does all the talking.
And what he does in this video will forever change the way you view mental illness. Watch the empowering video below.
If you suffer from mental illness and are seeking help, please visit NAMI.org or call 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264).
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