In this post I am going to discuss my thoughts about the Mental Health Conference that I had the pleasure of attending.
In all honesty I have never been to a Mental Health before this one so I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t have any expectations going into it, though now for future I will have some expectations going to more in the future. This could possibly be a positive or a negative thing depending on how it is you look at it. On one hand I know what to expect and I know how something should run. On the other hand I may judge something a little harsher in the future.
Overall the Mental Health conference was very informative and inspirational all wrapped in to one. It is something that more people need the opportunity to attend so the word can be spread about mental health and eating disorders. Everyone should have the chance to become informed about mental health. There are so many people who live with mental health or know someone who lives with mental health and I think educating others is the first step to a much bigger picture. Conferences such as this one is such a great step and it is something that needs to get out there, word on these needs to be spread.
I believe everyone who was able to attend the conference gained something from it and I believe that when it happens again the result will be the same. It is a valuable resource and sad that not everyone sees it that way. I know there is still a stigma around mental health and eating disorders but only with education can that change. People need to have the chance to learn about those topics surrounded with stigma or the stigma is never going to disappear and the conference is one of the ways that can happen. If you ever have a chance to attend a mental health conference I highly recommend attending.