Approximately 1 in 4 people will deal with a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. In the United States, that amounts to almost 45 million people in a given year. But according to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 60 percent of adults who have a mental illness, and almost half of adolescents, don’t get the treatment they need.

So why aren’t we doing more to talk about mental illness?

With hashtags like #talkingaboutit and #mentalillnessfeelslike, people are using Twitter to tell the world what living with mental illness is really like. They remind themselves and others that mental illness isn’t something you have to tackle alone.

Read on to see what they’re saying.

 

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