Okay to Say is an award-winning public awareness campaign, initiated by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute and supported by The Hackett Center for Mental Health. Okay to Say’s message is simple: it’s okay to talk openly about mental health. Hope begins with open and honest conversations about mental health between trusted family members, friends, and other loved ones. Together, we can make sure everyone has the support they need to begin getting better.

How can you play a role in making it Okay to Say?

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    Speak Up

    If you are struggling with your mental health, reach out to a trusted friend or family member and share how you are feeling. It’s okay–and it’s vital-to ask for help.

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    Share Hope

    If someone close to you is struggling, become their mental health supporter. You don’t have to be an expert; just showing up can be invaluable. Learn how to be a supporter by visiting okaytosay.org.

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    Add Your Voice

    Has someone helped you through a difficult time with a mental health issue? Your story–and your supporters’ experiences–will resonate with other people and inspire them to reach out for help, or offer help to a loved one. Share your journey at okaytosay.org or on social media (with the hashtag #okaytosay) to help others speak out and share hope.

Spread the message that it’s okay to talk openly about mental health.

Want to share Okay to Say in your community? Download and share one of our campaign posters.