Mental Health Awareness week: The celebrities raising awareness

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Kendall Jenner, 24, shared a video with her 129 million followers where she opened up about her mental health as part of the #howareyoureallychallenge.

The challenge launched by Kenneth Cole through The Mental Health Coalition, aims to allow people to open up how they are feeling during the uncertain times of the coronavirus.

On his website Cole talks about why he set up the coalition.

He writes: “This is a unique moment in time where together, and only together, we can create pervasive change.

“Starting with the vocabulary, we will shift the narrative to shift people’s preconceived perspectives.

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“That is what The Mental Health Coalition was founded to do.”

Kendall was seen to launch the conversation about mental health in a post to Instagram on May 15th.

In her video, she starts by saying: “I have been doing a lot of thinking during quarantine, mostly about mental health and how important it is – especially in these times.”

She went on to admit how she has felt during the lockdown.

Kendall added: “I have good days and I have some really anxious days. I’m off and on.”

In the caption of the post, Kendall said: “How are you, really? I am proud to stand with @kennethcolereal and The Mental Health Coalition, to end the stigma against mental health conditions.

“It is important, now more than ever, that we come together to promote acceptance and inspire hope.

“Together, and only together, we can make a difference in millions of lives.

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“Please join me, and share how you are, really.”

She also went on to nominate her sister Kim Kardashian as well as friends Hailey and Justin Bieber.

In a post to Hailey’s social media, Hailey and Justin talk openly about their struggles with mental health.

In the video, Hailey said: “Some days I feel really scared and nervous about the future, and other days I feel really motivated and hopeful.

“But there are days that feel really challenging, and it’s hard to get out of bed and feel motivated to do anything.”

Justin reminds their fans that they are not alone in feeling anxious during the lockdown.

Justin says: “There are days when I feel there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and then there are days when it’s like, when is this going to end?

“The point of this challenge is to let you know, you guys aren’t alone. We’re standing with you, and we’re going to get through this together.”

If you feel like you need support, you can go to the Mental Health Awareness Week website here. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

For confidential support you can also call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123.

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