On Friday 6th October put on your odd socks and to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health with Odd Socks Day! Stigma associated with mental illness is one of the biggest barriers to people looking for help. By wearing odd socks you can show your support, plus look great while doing it!
Mental illness has far reaching effects, even if you are not the one in five Australians who might experience it you cannot evade its impact for long. Whether you know someone who is suffering or are suffering yourself there is no condemnation for reaching out for help. Everyone will face the consequences of mental illness at some point, whether financial, social or emotional. QUT offers a lot of support including personal support and counselling as well as financial help and support.
QUT Library also has many resources available so you can learn more about mental health. Whether you are curious, want to support someone or need some advice, you can stay informed with these mental health books, ebooks and videos.
So this Friday make sure to wear your odd socks and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram #oddsocksday because everyone can have an odd day!