What do you do if a loved one doesn't get your mental health journey? It is difficult to understand that there are people who still see Mental Health as a weakness and don't realise how their actions may be affecting someone who is impacted. Find out Mitch's great advice on this question. Also find out more about Mitch below:
Growing up in Sydney, Mitch Wallis lived a verynormal‚Äö√Ñ√π and privileged life. However his 'inside life' wasnt the perfect Instagram moment. Since the age of 7 years old, Mitch suffered a lifelong battle with debilitating anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, dissociation and depression which has seen him contemplating taking his life.
On May 30th 2017, Mitch shared a video on Facebook, describing his immense battles with mental health and the conflict he felt between living the "perfect" outside life on social media, whilst suffering beneath the surface. Within 1 week the video reached over 1 million people and started a global movement he decided to call, Heart On My Sleeve, where people all around the world began drawing and tattooing hearts on their arm and sharing their story. Since then, Heart On My Sleeve has become a global social movement & services provider empowering people to share stories of struggle and resilience so that we all feel understood.
During our Cuppa sessions with Mitch he has helped us understand how to deal with your emotions through the sharing of his story and providing you the tools needed to break through unwanted thoughts!
MENTAL HEALTH WARNING: If you're struggling at the moment and need support, please call:
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636
Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800